Hyderabad: Farmers against the land pooling scheme and advocates have alleged that the Amaravati police’s counter affidavit in the High Court is aimed at implicating Mr Mallela Seshagiri Rao, convener of the Capital Area Farmers Association Federation, and Mr Gadde Chandrasekhar, who had complained about his sugarcane crop being set on fire on October 23.
The AP police in the affidavit had alleged that one Mr Nutakki Suresh, a relative of the farmer, had confessed that Mr Rao and Mr Chandrasekhar had instigated him to burn the farm to escape from land pooling. Cops also claimed that Mr Suresh had made the “extra judicial confession” to local revenue officials.
The counter affidavit was filed by Amaravati circle inspector M. Hanumantha Rao on a writ petition filed by Ms Ramulu, regarding the alleged illegal detention of Mr Suresh, her husband
Mr Seshagiri Rao said, “This is a false case foisted against farmers who are fighting against their land being forcibly taken. We will fight it out legally. The Bezawada Bar Association has expressed solidarity.”