Cyberabad police is all set to arrest former minister and Secunderabad (Cantonment) MLA Dr P Shankar Rao as the AP High Court has vacated the stay on his arrest in connection with a land grabbing case in Greenfield Colony at Kanajiguda village under Malkajgiri police stations limits in Cyberabad. While Shankar Rao is in Maharastra (Shirdi) on tour, and Police are waiting for his arrival.
Earlier, The residents of Greenfield Colony lodged complaint with the police accusing him of grabbing valuable land. They alleged that Dr Shankar Rao and Dayanand (Shankar Rao brother) occupied as many as 875 plots in the colony by creating fake documents showing that they were the owners. The police registered a case but Dr Shankar Rao got a stay on the proceedings of the case.
It may be recalled that Shankar Rao was sacked from the Cabinet as he was not in good terms with Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy. The relations between Shankar Rao and the Chief Minister touched its nadir as he was lashing out not only at Kiran Kumar Reddy but also at Home Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy by leveling several allegations against them.Shankar Rao was allegedly used as a tool in filing case against YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy. He wrote a letter to the High Court seeking CBI inquiry into the assets of Jagan who allegedly amassed through illegal means.