TD burns FIR copies over attack on party leader

Vijayawada: Telugu Desam leaders and activists on Thursday staged protests in front of Patamata Police Station in Vijayawada over the failure of police in arresting YSR Congress leaders who had organised the attack on TD leader Chennupati Gandhi.

Led by MLA Gadde Rammohan, former minister Kollu Ravindra and others, the protestors burnt copies of the FIR filed in the case.

Former corporator Gandhi's right eye had been damaged in the attack on him by YSRC activists at Patamata Lanka in Vijayawada a few days ago. He is undergoing treatment at LV Prasad Eye Hospital in Hyderabad.

TD chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu had on Wednesday expressed anger over erstwhile Krishna district party leaders remaining mute following the attack on Gandhi. He instructed them to start agitations over the ghastly attack.

In their follow-up on Thursday, TD politburo members Varla Ramaiah and Kollu Ravindra, former minister Nettem Raghu Ram, Machilipatnam parliamentary constituency president Konakalla Narayana Rao, MLC Batchula Arjunudu, Vijayawada East MLA Gadde Rama Mohan, former MLC Budha Venkanna, former MLAs Sriram Rajagopal, Bode Prasad and Mandali Buddha Prasad, Police Housing Corporation former chairman Nagul Meera and others participated in the demonstration opposite the Patamata Police Station.

Vijayawada East MLA Gadde Rammohan protested that no action has been taken against the culprits involved in the attack on Gandhi. “There is no use filing the FIR. Hence, we are burning copies of the FIR to register our protest,” the legislator stated.

Vijayawada central zone ACP Khadar Basha clarified that post registering the FIR, they have received information from LV Prasad Eye Hospital, apart from Surapaneni Hospital, where Gandhi had been first taken, that the former corporator may lose his eye or eyesight. Police have hence not submitted the medical report to the court. They will submit the report after receiving information on the latest medical status, the ACP maintained.

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