Vijayawada

Man jailed for illegally opening barrage gates

The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court Judge Bhupal Reddy on Tuesday awarded four months imprisonment to a man for the unauthorised release of water from the Prakasam Barrage here.

Following a complaint by the Irrigation Department that M. Bangaru Babu had opened gate No.58 and 59 on May 16, 2017 at 1.10 p.m., the One Town police registered a case. About 100 cusecs of water was released in five minutes.

A letter from the Editor


Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | May 25, 2020 2:57:46 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Vijayawada/man-jailed-for-illegally-opening-barrage-gates/article26587171.ece

Next Story