TTD withdraw cases against devotees
January 16, 2014 - Tirupati
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) following a hue and cry over filing of cases against ordinary devotees who staged dharna before the office of the Chairman on Vaikunta Ekadasi withdrew cases against devotees. The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) also wanted a report on the incident had forced to withdraw the complaint.
It may be recalled that the TTD had filed cases against devotees in the Tirupati Two Town Police station for staging sit-in dharna and protests before the camp office of the Chairman of the TTD on January 11. The action of the TTD gained all round criticism from all political parties and common devotees that drove them to knock the doors of SHRC that directed the Principal Secretary of Endowments to file a report on it by January 30.It may be recalled here that Tollywood hero Shivaji had come to the rescue of the devotes by raising his voice against TTD. BJP Sate president G Kishan Reddy wanted an apology from TTD to the devotees and wanted the Board to be 'cleansed' and filled up with non-political persons. Congress leaders V Hanumantha Rao said that he would seek information on RTI on the issuance of passes and TDP leader Gali Mudduma Krishnam Naidu alleged that VIPs passes were sold at exorbitant rates in black market and TV channels and media out cried the deeds of TTD.
Executive Officer M Gopal announced that respecting the sentiments of the devotees he had ordered the vigilance and security officials to withdraw the complaint.