On the morning of July 19, several Congress leaders were put under house arrest as they were on their way to protest at Kokapet, alleging irregularities in the recent auction of land.

The Telangana Congress has alleged that a scam worth several crore rupees has taken place in the recently concluded auction of government land in Hyderabad’s Kokapet area. The party has called for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the e-auction and an investigation into those who bought the 49.92 acres of land from the state. Telangana witnessed political turmoil on Monday morning, with the police placing several Congress leaders under house arrest. Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) chief Revanth Reddy, who was also put under house arrest, told the media that the move was an attempt by the TRS government to prevent him from revealing details of the alleged scam on the floor of the Parliament in Delhi.

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