Bandi booked under non-bailable sections for forcing entry into collectorate

KAMAREDDY: The Devunipally police booked BJP state chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar and other party leaders under non-bailable sections of the law, for allegedly forcing their way into the Kamareddy collector’s office on Friday night.

On Friday, Sanjay and BJP leaders had sought to meet the collector, Jitesh V. Patil, but were stopped by the police. They tried to force their way in, causing a melee, in which police and a few BJP workers were injured. A police patrol vehicle was also damaged.

The police, registered a case against Sanjay, former ZP chairperson K.P. Venkataramana Reddy, former MLA Enugu Ravinder Reddy and ABVP activists who were accompanying the leader.

Sub-inspector D. Uday Shankar said that on a complaint from the collectorate, a case was registered under the IPC for assault on public servant, disobedience of order promulgated by a public servant, causing hurt, causing damage, wrongful restraint, criminal intimidation, unlawful assembly and rioting and under the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.

Kamareddy police warned that stringent action will be initiated against the agitators if they indulged in violence. They said that under the pretext of helping farmers, a few persons were trying to disturb the peace.

Municipal minister K.T. Rama Rao and district minister V. Prashanth Reddy had clarified doubts over the master plan but a few persons provoked the farmers to indulge in violent protests, police alleged.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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