TIRUPATI: After a futile bid to draw the attention of the district Collector and the Endowments authorities, B. Nadamunaswamy Naidu (85) approached the Press Club on Saturday to clear `encroached' land belonging to Sita Ramachandraswamy temple in Gangamambapuram in Vijayapuram mandal near Puttur.

He said the 22.6 acre land reportedly endowned to the temple in 1918 by a local philanthropist was under illegal possession of a few `influential people'. Mr. Naidu who looking after the lands along with others as one of its lessees supplied copies of the original document of the temple lands.