MUMBAI: Subhash Ghai has been landing from one troubled spot to the other. After the apex court ordered him to return the 20-acre land on which his institute Whistling Woods International is based to the state government, Ghai has faced another embarrassment with the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) rapping the Andhra Pradesh Government over allotment of 20.10 acres of prime land to the institute in alleged violation of rules.
In its latest report on land allotments in the state during the YS Rajsekhara Reddy government‘s tenure, the CAG has pointed out that the allotment of the institute land was in violation of the AP Ancient and Historical Monuments and Archaelogolical Sites and Remains Rules 1960.
Based on a writ petition filed by a private person, the state High Court had in January 2010 suspended the state government’s order granting 20.10 acres of land to Ghai.
Incidentally, the land allotted to the institute at Ibrahimbagh village under Golconda mandal in Hyderabad was next to Premamati mosque, a protected monument.