A 55 acre land belonging to Dera Sacha near Hyderabad under scanner
Following the order of the High Court to attach properties of the Dera Sacha Sauda, the revenue department in Telangana verified land belonging to the ashram near Hyderabad.
The Dera owns a 55 acre land in Nalgonda district near Hyderabad. The Dera maintains that the land is meant for the construction of a college and school. Following the violence that erupted at Panchkula after the Dera chief was convicted revenue officials verified the documents of the land at Nalgonda, close to the proposed aerospace park. The Ashram is located in Veliminedu village in Nalgonda district. There are no constructions on the land barring a small room for the caretaker, Shyamlal.
Village sarpanch Maddela Mallaiah told reporters that the largest piece, an 11-acre plot was registered in the name of one I. Venkata Gandhi. "The 55-acre land was bought at different times from 2007 to 2015. The land is farm land as per our records as no mutation was sought so far," Mallaiah said. The villagers say that the money for the purchase and registration of the land has come from the Ashram Headquarters.
Caretaker Shyamlal who is a native of Haryana says that Baba has visited Hyderabad several times since 2002. However, Baba stayed in hotels where he conducted Satsangs. His last visit to Hyderabad was in 2012. Shyamlal who came to Hyderabad in 1987 become Baba's follower in 2007.