Guntur Police to evacuate ‘victims of political attacks’ at ‘rehabilitation camp’:
The Guntur Police are gearing to forcibly evacuate a group of men, women and children, assembled at the Wine Dealers Kalyana Mandapam, by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) over the last eight days. The TDP, claimed that it was a ‘rehabilitation camp’, set up for ‘victims of political reprisal attacks’ by the YSR Congress Party soon after it came to power.
Senior police officials, led by Additional DGP (Law and Order) Ravi Shankar Ayyainar, have reached Guntur and are monitoring the situation. All senior leaders of the TDP, including former Ministers Prathipati Pulla Rao, Nakka Ananda Babu, former Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao, former MLAs have been placed under house arrest.
Chandrababu Naidu under ‘detention at his house’, says DGP Sawang:
Police stopped former Chief Minister and Leader of the Opposition N. Chandrababu Naidu when he tried to come out of his house at Undavalli on Wednesday.
Director General of Police (DGP) D. Gautam Sawang has said that Mr. Naidu was ‘detained at his house’, as he announced to defy the prohibitory orders.
The DGP alleged that Mr. Naidu is trying to create ‘something out of nothing’ and disturb law and order in the State. Many TDP cadres, who attempted to proceed to Atmakur were stopped and detained at their houses.
“As Vinayaka Nimmajjanam festival and Moharrum is being observed in State, it is our duty to respect the sentiments of different sections of people”, Mr. Sawang added.
Palnadu on edge ahead of ‘Chalo Atmakuru’:
The faction-ridden Palnadu region was on the boil on Tuesday with the ruling YSR Congress Party and the Telugu Desam Party bracing for a showdown. Police stepped up vigil and additional forces were rushed to Palnadu to prevent untoward incidents.
Days after TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu gave the call for ‘Chalo Atmakuru’ on Wednesday (September 11) to highlight the alleged attacks on party men in the region by activists of the ruling party, the YSRCP picked up the gauntlet and said its leaders would also go to Atmakuru in Durgi mandal.
Director-General of Police Gautam Sawang said prohibitory orders under Section 144 Cr.P.C. were in force and consequently there was no permission for rallies or public meetings.