Andhra Pradesh

‘Victims’ sent back to their villages

The ’victims’ being sent to the Durgi Police Station in Guntur district on Wednesday.

The ’victims’ being sent to the Durgi Police Station in Guntur district on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: T_VIJAYA_KUMAR

They were staying at a function hall in Guntur for the last few days

Police and revenue personnel finally succeeded in sending the alleged victims of violence unleashed by YSRCP functionaries staying at ‘a rehabilitation camp’ put up by the Telugu Desam Party back to their respective villages in the faction-ridden Palnadu region.

Over 100 persons were shifted on Wednesday afternoon in police vans, with an escort vehicle driving in front, in the presence of Superintendent of Police (Rural) R. Jayalakshmi.

The police however, did not react to the demands put up by the TDP, including payment of ₹1 lakh as compensation.

March foiled

The police earlier foiled the moves of the rival parties to march towards Atmakuru village in Durgi mandal by placing the leaders under house arrest. DGP Gautam Sawang issued prohibitory orders under Section 144 Cr.P.C. The alleged victims have been staying at a function hall here for the last eight days.

The evacuation was not however without its share of drama as many TDP leaders including former ministers and MLAs were placed under house arrest in the morning.

With the evacuation of people from the makeshift camp, curtains were drawn on an unsavoury episode which began with TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu claiming that TDP supporters have been targeted by YRSRCP cadre after the results of elections held in April.

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