The AP High Court on Tuesday issued notices to the state government, film director K Raghavendra Rao and the kin of music director Chakravarthi, asking them to explain why they are not using the 2.20-acre plot allotted to them in Sheikpet mandal of Hyderabad for the specified purpose for which it was given.
The division bench comprising Justice T Meena Kumari and Justice G Bhavani Prasad, while hearing a petition filed by TRS legislator T Harish Rao questioning the inaction of the authorities in taking back the land from the director, gave three weeks time to the respondents to file their replies.
As per the norms of the original allotment made in 1984, this land was supposed to be used for the development of the film industry by building facilities for recording, re-recording, editing, dubbing theatre and an outdoor unit facility. When the ace director tried to construct commercial complexes in the land in 2006, the then Khairatabad legislator P Janardhan Reddy filed a petition in the High Court against the move.
Following this, the government told the high court that they were initiating action to resume the land.
Despite this, Harish Rao said in his petition, the director is going ahead with the construction and the state is not doing anything.