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A local court of Andhra Pradesh issued summons to Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah in connection with a case related to denotification of a government land in favour of some private parties. He was asked to appear before the anti-corruption bureau court here on August 2. The former Andhra Pradesh chief minister was among the 13 accused in the case, related to denotification of 9.14 acres of prime land at Ameerpet in Hyderabad in 2010. The land was originally in possession of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority. An advocate Mohan Lal filed a case in the ACB court in December 2010 alleging that as chief minister, Rosaiah approved the denotification of the prime land in favour of some private parties and caused a loss of Rs 200 crore to the state exchequer. The ACB officials, after a preliminary investigation, filed a report in the court in March 2011 stating there was no evidence against Rosaiah and as such requested it to close the case. The ACB court, however, rejected the report that sought to give a clean chit to the former chief minister. The court decided to examine the witnesses in the case following a ‘protest petition’ filed by the petitioner. The court then recorded the statements of senior IAS officers C V S K Sarma (then principal secretary to the Chief Minister), T S Appa Rao (then principal secretary of Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department) and B P Acharya (then Commissioner of HMDA) in the case.

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