Andhra minister’s son booked in land grabbing case
School education minister K Parthasaradhi is embroiled in a land grabbing controversy after police slapped a criminal case against his 22-year-old son and three others on Thursday on several charges. The Ibrahimpatnam police, who ignored the pleas of the complainant earlier, were forced to book cases after a local court directed them to do so.
Cases under sections 420, 441, 208, 209, 210, 447, 465, 506 and 474 of IPC were registered against minister’s son Nitin Krishna, Jasti Saibabu, Jasti Srinivasa Rao and Jasti Bhaskar Rao for grabbing the four-acre land of one Jasti Subbarao, who alleged that the minister had roughed him up. He also alleged that the cops did not lodge an FIR against the minister and his son despite his repeated pleas after the attack. Finally, Subbarao approached the court, which directed the police to immediately book a case against the accused. The minister, however, denied the charges and said he had ‘purchased’ the land in a legal manner.
There was a legal dispute over the ownership of the four-acre land at Kileshapuram village in Jupudi panchayat in Ibrahimpatnam mandal between Subbarao and family members of Jasti Chalapathi Rao, who was the original owner. There was a virtual division in the family and they lodged complaints against each other. Chalapathi Rao married Seshagiramma, a widow, six decades ago. Seshagiramma has a son (Subbarao) from her first marriage. After marrying Seshagiramma, Chalapathi Rao married another woman and had three children. After the death of Chalapathi Rao a couple of years ago, the children started fighting for his properties.