requested the Centre to entrust to the CBI, the investigation
into the alleged land scam in Amaravati capital region and
also the scandal in the AP State Fiber Net Limited.
The state government had already written to the Centre on
these issues separately in March and July.
The ruling YSR Congress MPs have now submitted a fresh
petition as the monsoon session of Parliament got underway on
A Cabinet Sub-Committee, headed by Finance Minister
Buggana Rajendranath, had already conducted a probe into the
land deals in Amaravati region and also other transactions
during the previous Telugu Desam Party regime and submitted a
report to the state government.
Based on the Cabinet Sub-Committees findings, the state
government constituted a Special Investigation Team to
investigate deeper into the alleged scandals.
Simultaneously, it decided to entrust the case to the CBI
and accordingly wrote to the Centre.
With the Centre yet to respond, the YSRC MPs took up the
issue at the instance of Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy
and presented a detailed memorandum to the Centre, the ruling
party sources said.
In its representation to the Centre, the state government
pointed out that 4,069.94 acres of land was purchased by
persons privy to information of location of the Capital and
their suspected benamis, between June 1 and December 31, 2014.
The then state government in its September 22, 2015
order, extended the total boundary area of AP Capital Region
from the existing 7,068.20 sq.km to 8,352.69 sq.km, adding
extra 1,284.49 sq.km, to benefit certain connected people
holding lands on the fringes.
The Jagan government said there was illegal tampering
and fabrication of revenue records by revenue officials in
connivance with persons officiating in the previous regime.
"In view of the above, the Government of AP decided to
entrust the case to the CBI to investigate the massive land
scam," the representation said.
Referring to the scandal in the APSFL, it said various
lapses and favoritism were exhibited by the concerned in
awarding contracts to the ineligible and in favour of the
contractor, who was not the lowest bidder.
"Tender conditions were relaxed to facilitate the award
of work to Tera Software Ltd., though the Central PSE
Telecommunication Consultants India emerged as the lowest
It was not considered for Project Monitoring Authority
on inadequate grounds even though less price was quoted by the
firm but instead the APSFL chose to call for fresh bids.
Non-selection of TCIL was due to the fear that the
Central PSE would expose the compromised tender conditions to
favour Tera Software Ltd.
Hence the decision to seek a CBI inquiry to unearth
the massive irregularities, the YSRC MPs said in the
representation. PTI DBV APR