Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: Residents of Sri Ramnagar in Kondapur on Tuesday demanded a judicial probe into the `controversial orders' issued by a retired IAS officer against plot owners.

Over 200 residents under the aegis of city council of Communist Party of India staged a demonstration near MCH office at Liberty, demanding stern action against R.K. Goel who retired from service as the Commissioner of Land Administration on May 19.

Association president T. Venkata Ratnakara Raju told reporters that one Sudershan sold the land on survey numbers 195, 200, 201, 202, 204 to 207 spread over in 145 acres. Of the 2,214 plots, 1,200 plots were registered. But the authorities had imposed restrictions and stopped registration of remaining plots stating that it was a surplus land under the Urban Land Ceiling Act.

After meeting Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, another G.O. Ms. No. 455 was issued to regularise the land. But Mr. Goel issued separate orders that led to controversy, he said.