It is a massive case of land grabbing during the Congress regime. A whopping17,000 acres of land worth thousands of crores have been encroached upon in RR district.A survey conducted by Ranga Reddy district administration revealed that over 17,000 acres of government land worth thousands of crores has been encroached upon by private persons and institutions in Ranga Reddy (RR) district.
Of 5.53 lakh acres (5,53,135) government land in the district, over 17,500 acres is in the possession of squatters. Of the encroached land, 13,145 acres is agriculture land and 4,368 acres non-agriculture land, especially for residential purpose. Most non-agriculture land was found to be grabbed in the peripheral areas of Greater Hyderabad like Qutubullapur, Serlingampally, Uppal, Malkajgiri and Balanagar mandals.
Officials said 1,273 acres of non-agriculture land went into the hands of land-grabbers in Qutubullapur. Similarly, 967 acres was encroached upon in Serlingampally, 454 acres in Hayathnagar, 129 acres in Balanagar and 373 acres in Malkajgiri mandals. With regard to agriculture land, 2,007 acres is in the clutches of land grabbers in Shamshabad mandal and officials claim this land was converted for residential purpose and sold out to gullible people. Similarly, squatters have taken over 1,941 acres in Shamirpet, 1,072 acres in Saroornagar, 989 acres in Hayatnagar and 1,654 acres in Moinabad mandal.
Sources said government land was encroached upon by private persons in the surrounding mandals as land value increased manifold and was sold to gullible people by creating fake documents. Nearly, 6,050 acres of government land has landed in litigation and 1,172 acres land is caught in legal wrangles in Serlingampally alone followed by 1,031 acres in Balanagar and 671 acres in Hayathnagar mandal. Ironically, many colonies have come up in encroached land in Qutubullapur, Balanagar and Serilingampally.