A video is going viral on social media in which an Army Jawan in Jammu and Kashmir said “In our country, people hail soldiers and say ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’. However, in reality, there is no protection for jawans or farmers and their properties. Their land ownership documents (patta) are being given away without their knowledge. It happened to me today, tomorrow it may happen to you.”
The man identified as Sappeta Swamy (26) was alluding in the video regarding a land grab and malpractices by local revenue authorities back in his native Chityal village in Telangana’s Tadwai Mandal.
In the two minute video, which has gone viral, the man alleged that a person named Pippiri Anjaneyulu has grabbed his agricultural land.
Swamy claimed in the video that Pippiri managed the employees at the Revenue Department and somehow got hold of the document of his land. Now he is allegedly threatening his parents that he would kill them if they entered the land. He further claimed that his father has approached the local media but after hearing Pippiri’s name no is coming forward to talk about it.
Swamy said that he is under a lot of stress because of the land problem and has been thinking if he should quit his job to be with his family.
In the video, he has urged the public to share the video till it reaches Telangana Chief minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao.
Swamy’s father Sappeta Sai Reddy, he said that his family is living in fear due to death threats.
“Pippiri Anjaneyulu is a rich and powerful man from Ugravai in Kamareddy. He has been harassing us for one year. He tried to level the land recently. He even thrashed me once when I went to see my land,” alleged Sai Reddy.
After the post went viral, many took to Twitter to urge the government to take necessary action
Check out the video:
Respected @PMOIndia @nsitharaman @AmitShah This video came as a forward on whatsapp where an army jawan says while he is at border, his 6 acre agricultural land in Telangana is forcefully taken away from his family. Please solve his problem and keep armed forces stress free. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/khA3iqzWKi
— Jogulamba (@JogulambaV) June 16, 2019
District Collector N Sathyanarayana sought an immediate investigation in the matter. The Collector’s report stated that the authorities have already asked Swamy’s father Sai Reddy to approach the Civil Court for the land dispute, wherein his land was possessed in the last week of May.
The report also said that there has also been a land dispute between Sai Reddy and a person named Gundreti Sangareddy since four years and that in 2016, revenue authorities had issued passbooks (to Sangareddy) as per the Court order.
Sangareddy then reportedly sold off the land to Pippiri Anjaneyulu, after which the latter claimed rights to the land.