T’gana minister lodges complaint against Digvijaya for defamation

Hyderabad: Telangana Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav today lodged a complaint against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for dragging his name in the alleged multi-crore Miyapur land scam.

The minister for animal husbandry told reporters that he has lodged a complaint with police against the Congress veteran.

“It (Digvijaya Singh’s allegations) will spoil my image.

Not only my image, me, my followers, my party and family members were also hurt by the comments made by Digvijaya Singh,” he said.

Mahankali police sub-inspector N Ravi said they have received a complaint from the minister.

Yadav in his complaint accused the Congress national general secretary of criminal intimidation and defaming him through his allegations over the Miyapur land case.

“No case has been registered. We are seeking legal opinion on the complaint,” the police official told PTI.

The minister also said, “I am sending a legal notice to him (Singh). Criminal case will also be filed. I will not leave him under any circumstances. I am going to seek Rs 10 crore as damages.”

Yesterday, the Congress Rajya Sabha member alleged that Yadav was involved in the land scam and demanded a CBI inquiry into the issue.

Sub-registrar of Kukatpally R Srinivasa Rao, directors of the two real estate firms, P S Parthasarathi and PVS Sharma, were arrested by Cyberabad Police on May 28 for alleged illegal transfer of government land in Miyapur village.

The alleged illegal transfer had caused revenue losses to the tune of Rs 587 crore to the state exchequer.

Subsequently two more sub-registrars were arrested on charge of registering properties violating provisions of the Registration Act-1908 and causing loss in crores of rupees to the government exchequer.