HYDERABAD: An SC/ST Court in LB Nagar on Thursday convicted five activists of Communist Party of India (CPI), for abusing in the name of caste and assaulting a 60-year-old woman and her daughter and sentenced them to two years of rigorous imprisonment.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on each of them. According to police, in April 2015, the complainant Vempati Mangamma approached Jawaharnagar police with a complaint against CPI activists Nakka Bala Mallesh, Nimmala Narsimha, Thotapally Shankar, Royyala Krishna Murthy and Kannaboina Ilaiah.
“She stated that they were occupying lands and distributing them to other activists. Since Mangamma and her husband were also CPI activists for 12 years, they were allotted a plot measuring 60 yards in Giriprasadnagar, CPI Colony, Jawaharnagar, on payment of Rs 60,000. Though they were not given any supporting documents, Mangamma, her husband and their daughter Sridevi erected a hut and began residing on the plot. The activists then demanded Rs 1.7 lakh, which she did not have, following which Mallesh and the others assaulted her and chased her with sticks. When her daughter intervened, she was also assaulted and abused in the name of caste,” explained the police.
Based on their complaint, Jawaharnagar police registered a case and arrested the five persons. After trial, the court convicted all five....