Vijayawada: AP High Court on Wednesday heard a public interest litigation filed by YSRC activists from Guntur district alleging illegal mining activity by YSRC leader Ambati Rambabu and eight others. The petitioners requested the court to order a CBI inquiry into the alleged illegal mining activity. The court questioned the petitioners on the maintainability of the PIL.
YSRC leaders Srinivasa Reddy and Ramaiah from Rajupalem mandal of Guntur district filed the PIL alleging illegal mining at Kota Nemaliupuram and Kubadupuram villages of Rajupalem mandal of Guntur district by YSRC legislator Ambati Rambabu and eight other leaders of YSRCP. The division bench of AP high court with Justices Chagara Praveen Kumar and Uma Devi heard the petition on Wednesday. The court questioned the maintainability of PIL as petitioners and defendants hail from same political party. The petitioners said that they care for the public properties and filed the PIL to save the environment from illegal mining.
The court said that it is not satisfied with the arguments made by the petitioners and asked the government pleaders of the home and the mining departments to check the maintainability of the PIL. The court also directed the mining department to give a report on illegal mining in this particular area. tnn