The Lok Satta Party said today that State party leader Ravi Maruth has given an explanation to the party on the allegation of land grabbing hurled against him in a newspaper report.
Mr. Ravi Maurth pointed out that Dwansalapuram Major Canal which passes between Khammam municipal area and Khanapuram Haveli has remained a dead canal for the last one decade. People have encroached upon the canal area since 2004-05. Since the school, of which he is the correspondent, owns land on either side of the canal, it fenced the area, developed a green belt and safeguarded it from encroachments. In 2005 itself, the school requested the District Collector to allot the site to the school, offering to pay the market rate for it.
Giving this information in a statement, party spokespersons Katari Srinivasa Rao and V. Laxman Balaji said that a Lok Satta team will visit Khammam to ascertain the facts. The party will not hesitate to take action against Mr. Ravi Maruth if he is found guilty of any irregularities.