The evidences submitted by Andhra Pradesh minister for roads and buildings Ch Ayyanna Patrudu to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on sensational Visakhapatnam land scam, created ripples in the Telugu Desam Party.

Ayyanna on Friday submitted certain documents to the SIT showing how several influential land grabbers had fraudulently prepared forged documents and mortgaged the same to various public sector banks to raise over Rs 190 crore.

He said as per the information he had, over 1,700 acres had been encroached in the district.

“I will meet the SIT officials again on July 19 to submit some more documents on the land scams,” he added.

Sources said most of those against whom Ayyanna had lodged a complaint with the SIT were closer to chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu and higher education minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao.

“If Ayyanna insist on a probe against them, Naidu would be in big trouble,” sourecs said.

Ayyanna said he had complete faith in the SIT investigation and criticised YSR Congress president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy for finding fault with the SIT investigation.

“The Leader of Opposition had termed the CBI as the Congress Bureau of Investigation when the agency started investigating into his illegal assets and now he wants the same CBI to inquire into the lands scam,” he said.