The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday booked a case against former Chief Minister K. Rosaiah and 14 others in connection with a land de-notification case.

The case was booked under provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act and under Sections 406 (Criminal Breach of Trust) and 409 (Criminal breach of trust by public servant, or by banker) of the IPC following a directive from the High Court.

An advocate K. Mohanlal had earlier filed a petition before the Special Court for ACB cases alleging that the former Chief Minister and some officials illegally issued a G.O. regularising occupation of nine acres of prime land at Maitrivanam in Ameerpet.

The special court later directed the ACB to enquire and submit a report on the issue before January 28. Then some of those against whom allegations were levelled approached the High Court, which had granted an interim stay. The High Court later vacated the interim stay and had said that the ACB could register the case, investigate and file a report before the ACB Court.

The advocate had named Mr. Rosaiah, G. N. Naidu and 13 others, contending that land allotment in the name of Mr. Naidu was irregular. The land is estimated to be worth Rs.200 crore.