Rosaiah inaction: Rs 350-cr land lost

Grossly compromising the interests of the state, former chief minister and current Governor of Tamil Nadu K. Rosaiah, took a decision when he was CM that compelled the government to forego ownership of 25 acres of prime land in the city worth Rs 350 crore.

Inquiries by this newspaper have revealed that the former chief minister reversed an earlier government decision to file a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court challenging the High Court judgement that went in favour of private parties who claimed ownership of 75 acres of land in Raydurg Panmaktha.

The High Court judgement of September 29, 2008, had upheld the state’s ownership of 50 acres of this land and awarded the remaining 25 acres to the private parties. The advocate-general had recommended in a letter (Lr No. 1213 of 2008) dated December 8, 2008, that the government file an SLP in the apex court. Nothing was done about it till February 15, 2010, when the government gave permission to the Ranga Reddy district collector to file the SLP.