- Phoenix eyes on Panjagutta Cemetery.
- Phoenix plays extremely audacious tactics
- Games with the lives of Dalits?
- Phoenix devouring the catacombs that have been inherited for hundreds of years ..?
- To whom was 6 crore land compensation was given for government land?
- Tolivelugu’s exclusive coverage of corruption in the Panjagutta Hindu cemetery
One must believe that the madness and obsession of Phoenix’s illegal land acquisitions have reached their peak. The cemetery guards are expressing their angst against the real estate entity. They are saying that in the name of CSR Awareness and developing the cemeteries with funds, crores of rupees are being looted by the management. Many cemeteries need to be developed there, but choosing the crowded cemetery in the name of development and corporatizing it by joining hands with the medical mafia is believed to be a grave hammer for the 18 Dalit families residing at the place. They fear that they will eventually see the end of their lives as it happened in ancient times.
Panjagutta Cemetery is of great repute
The Hindu Cemetery in Panjagutta has a rich history. Padekarala Pond, an area of 52 acres is known as Elephant pond as it is a place where elephants come and drink water. It was a vast area. Has completely shrunk with the widening of the roads. Some land was allotted as a park and more land to Muslim families and the rest to the Dobighat. Trapped on 15 acres in captivity. One cannot even trace the 10 acres of it now. Big Leaders, Retired IAS, the IPS has put many human rights leaders at a disadvantage. The present-day cemetery guards serve the poor for free. For hundreds of years, the Panjagutta cemetery has been a haven for their ancestors.
Mortuary Conservation Society, which has committed crores of scams
A committee of 20 Basti elders has been formed under the name of the Conservation Society for the development of the cemetery. Large sums of revenue were raised through roadside hoardings with political crutches. But not developed. Some have gone to court over the Rs 2 crore scam. A new committee was formed. But they have not been let down yet. Ramamurthy, chairman of the Environmental Protection Agency, said the Phoenix Entourage was operating without the knowledge of anyone.
This is how Phoenix carries on its work
Entered four years ago, Phoenix impressed GHMC authorities in the name of development. She admits that she can raise funds in the name of management. The ruling party made erroneous deals with plenty of scepters. Those deals are not intimidating to anyone who asks. All the dead bodies were cremated at the cemetery and around Rs 10,000 for a corpse was charged. They formed a syndicate with companies such as the Red Ambulance and laid out the corporate plan to bring the dead to themselves wherever they were. With this, they earned Rs 18 crores in 6 years. The Panjagutta cemetery on the banks of the Nadi Nagar is thought to be part of the business. If the government had taken over and spent only Rs 2 crore it would have been developed more. But for the Phoenix, the annihilation was completely debilitating. Three lanes were opened to the cemetery, which had a one-way gate. The boards were removed. The main arch was demolished. The gates were opened to unscrupulous forces. Phoenix entered showing all these loopholes.
They do not care about the arrival of unscrupulous forces- Akshay, Administrator
The cemetery has become a crossroads for perpetual drug addicts. Bringing in girls. Since the gate was removed, unorganized forces have come and gone. He says that he had complained to the police and GHMC a number of times. With these excuses, Phoenix will build another 6 units for their business without having to develop the existing 9 units. Akshay was angry that no one responded when he told them about how their livelihood was going to be lost. They urged the management that they will take care of the cemetery by themselves. He says that they are not even responding. Akshay mentioned that they literally begged the government for the authority and funds to develop and take care of the cemetery personally. Having been in the same profession for a hundred years .. 18 families have made a living. Now they are pretending to pay, Rs 10,000 per month as a salary.
To whom did they pay the compensation?
It was shown in the records that they built a steel bridge at Punjagutta spending a whopping amount of Rs 17 that went directly to the cemetery. These release-outs were also laid on the cobblestones. Rs 11 crores for construction and Rs 6 crores for land acquisition. It remains to be seen to whom these funds were given when the whole was government land. There seems to be a need to unravel that 6 crore rupees.