Quid Pro Quo case of Inner Ring Road alignment: Chandrababu Naidu named accused-1 by Andhra Pradesh CID | Hyderabad News


HYDERABAD: What is the Amaravati capital city Inner Ring Road scam in which former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is named accused-1? Naidu, his son Nara Lokesh, and ex-Minister P. Narayanaare accused of changing the alignment in favour of Lingameneni Estates, a real estate company, and diverting the IRR, causing losses to farmers. In return, they obtained the Lingameni Guest House as free accommodation.
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The CID investigation also found that Heritage Company, owned by Naidu, had purchased the lands. Public funds worth a few crores were used to renovate the guest house without declaring it an official residence. On Monday, CID filed a petition in the ACB court in Andhra Pradesh seeking a prisoner transit warrant for N. Chandrababu Naidu, who was arrested in another graft case of Skill Development and lodged in Rajahmundry jail as a remand prisoner.In 2022, CID registered a case of criminal conspiracy, cheating, criminal breach of trust, and various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act. CID also named Lingamaneni Ramesh, Lingamaneni Venkata Surya Rajasekhar of Lingamaneni group of companies, KPV Anjani Kumar of RK Housing Limited, and Heritage Foods Pvt Ltd, among others.
Naidu and the former Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development, Narayana, and others who were at the helm of affairs in the selection of the agencies for the designs and drawings of the Master plan of the Amaravathi Capital City, alignment for the Inner Ring Road (IRR), and the Seed Capital conspired to provide undue favour to the Narayana group Institutions, Lingamaneni group of companies, Rama Krishna Housing Pvt. Ltd, Heritage Foods, and at the cost of the public exchequer and in abuse of their official position.

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CID found that P. Narayana instructed to change the alignment from the already existing 100-foot Road between Tadigadapa and Enikepadu to an area between Penamaluru and Done Atkuru villages. “This was done to avoid land acquisition from the Narayana College campus beside the 100 feet road near Tadigadapa.”
Entities linked to P. Narayana and his relatives, such as Narayana Education Society, Narayana Learning Pvt. Ltd, Rama Narayana Education Trust invested money in Rama Krishna Housing Limited Project near Kaza, Guntur district, and the alignment of the Inner Ring Road was brought as close to it as possible so that land rates appreciated.
CID alleged, “N Chandrababu Naidu stayed in a house belonging to the Lingamanenis, near Undavalli, without paying any rent, and Heritage Foods Pvt., Ltd., had purchased land just adjacent to the lands of the Lingamanenis before the Capital City was notified. This is a crystal-clear quid-pro-quo arrangement in the designing of the Inner Ring Road between the Lingamanenis, Chandra Babu Naidu, and Heritage Foods Pvt Ltd., owned by his family members. Nara Lokesh too stayed in the same house during his stint as an MLC and as the Minister in the then Government. Lokesh was a signatory to the resolution of the board of Directors of Heritage Foods when it was resolved to buy lands from the Lingamanenis.”
CID alleged that many farmers whose land got notified under the manipulated alignment of the IRR suffered a wrongful loss, owing to the depreciation in the value of the land, not getting permissions to take up any constructions, banks not willing to provide loans.


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