Amaravati land scam: CID searches TDP leader Narayana's residences, offices

The summons were issued to the TDP leader under section 41 CrPC.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  18 March 2021 3:31 AM GMT
Amaravati land scam: CID searches TDP leader Narayanas residences, offices

Vijayawada: Crime Investigation Department (CID) on Wednesday carried out searches at the residences and offices of former municipal administration minister P Narayana in Hyderabad and Nellore in connection with Amaravati land scam.

CID officials handed over summons to his wife Ramadevi as Narayana was not present at home.

The summons were issued to the TDP leader under section 41 CrPC. He has been asked to report to the Satyanarayanapuram CID office in Vijayawada on March 22.

The notice relates to the Amaravati land irregularities in which Narayana was named as accused along with former Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu.

CID officials also searched some of Narayana's institutions and other residences. However, Narayana was not present at these locations.

Ramadevi gave a declaration that Narayana will be presenting himself before the investigating officer on the given date. The case was registered against Naidu and Narayana on March 12 based on a complaint by YSRC MLA Alla Ramakrishna Reddy on February 25 alleging irregularities in Amaravati land allotment.

CID officials also issued a separate notice under section 160 CrPC to Alla Ramakrishna Reddy asking him to present evidence to back his claim.

"We were looking for the former minister at his offices across Vijayawada, Hyderabad and Nellore. It was not the raid," said the officials.

Ramakrishna in his complaint alleged that he had received representation from a few residents of his constituency that some of the influential persons of the then TDP government had cheated them by taking away their land illegally. Naidu and Narayana were the masterminds of the Amaravati land scam, he said.

The FIR claimed that the complainant Ramakrishna had verified the orders issued by the then government and found several irregularities committed by the accused causing an irreparable loss to the SC and ST community and weaker sections.

TDP chief Naidu is likely to approach the AP High Court on Thursday against the CID notices.

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