Rosaiah in trouble over land scam

Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister K Rosaiah was named in a land scam worth Rs 200 crore.

Last Updated: Dec 29, 2010, 16:46 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Hyderabad: Congress’ worries over corruption seem to be far from over with former Andhra Pradesh chief minister K Rosaiah, Wednesday, being named in an case pertaining to irregularities committed in transfer of government land worth Rs 200 crore during his tenure.

Rosaih and 16 others have been accused of conniving to illegally denotify a nine acre plot in Maitrivanam in Ameerpet area of the state capital to private parties for developing a commercial complex.

Today, the special court for anti-corruption, which is hearing the case based on a petition filed by an advocate named Mohanlal, directed the filing of an FIR against former CM.
According to the petitioner, the land was bought by GN Naidu and a few others from the landowners in 1997 after the land acquisition notification was issued.
However in 2010, following a representation from Naidu, the Rosaih government withdrew the land acquisition notification and handed over the land to Naidu, the petitioner alleged.

Rosaiah had recently stepped down as the chief minister citing his age and health related reasons.