SC-ST atrocity case registered against TD Nellore district president Abdul Aziz
Tirupati: A case of alleged atrocity against Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) has been registered against Abdul Aziz, president of the Nellore district Telugu Desam party.
The case is linked to an incident that occurred during the MLC elections for the graduates constituency earlier this year.
According to reliable sources, the Balaji Nagar police registered the case following a complaint lodged by circle inspector Ramulu Naik. In compliance with legal protocol, Balaji Nagar station SI Subhani issued a notice under Section 41 (A) of the CrPC to Abdul Aziz on Tuesday, notifying him of the charges and instructing him to cooperate with the ongoing investigation.
Responding to these allegations, Abdul Aziz held a press conference in Nellore city on Tuesday and denied any wrongdoing. He asserted that the case of SC-ST atrocity had been brought against him as part of a larger political conspiracy.
"We live in a democracy, and it's disheartening that someone would use caste as a means to insult others," Aziz stated.
Aziz explained that he had voiced his objection to the police regarding the practice of asking female voters to leave their handbags outside the polling station gates. He contended that in an era where voter turnout was already dwindling, such restrictions were discouraging people from exercising their right to vote.
“I had urged the police to establish a counter for collecting handbags and mobile phones to alleviate these concerns,” he said.
“However, the police rejected my request, leading to an argument.”
Aziz contended that the case of atrocity was subsequently filed against him due to his resistance to the police's action. “The police has already filed several false cases against us.”
He said, “We are not intimidated by the ruling YSR Congress party's unethical tactics against the opposition. The people of Nellore would cast their votes in favour of the TD, and nothing would thwart our party from ascending to power with a resounding majority.”