Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Police have registered as many as 50 cases against Mudragada Padmanabham (A-1) who spearheaded the agitation on Sunday in which Ratnachal Express train coaches and police vehicles were set ablaze.
The police also registered cases against 27 leaders of Kapu community. They are
Mudragada named as A1 in 63 cases
The Tuni police have slapped cases against former Minister and Kapu reservation leader Mudragada Padmanabham under Section 19/16, 120(B), Police Act Section 7(1), 307, 71.
Mudragada surrenders his weapon
Mudragada Padmanabham in the wake of rumors that he will use the weapon to shoot himself has decided to surrender the weapon in the local police station. He said that he and his wife have decided to sacrifice their lives for the benefit of lakhs of underprivileged people who have been starving for years. He set a deadline for the government to release G.O. including Kapus in the list of BCs and another G.O. releasing rs.1,900 crore for the newly established Kapu Welfare Corporation. He said that he would not apply for bail and his supports also would follow suit. On the arson, he said that it is a plot by some people from the ruling government and added that he had never spoked to YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy about Kapu Ikya Garjana meeting.
Director General of Police J.V.Ramudu said that the incident was unfortunate and the policed are trying to ascertain the facts and will take action against those involved in the arson and assault. He said that they are taking all precautionary steps on the proposed indefinite fast by Mudragada Padmanabham and his wife in Kirlampudi on Friday morning.
Train staff nominated for awards
The names of the crew of Ratnachal Express have been recommended for the South Central Railway General Manager Awards in recognition of their quick response to the attack on the superfast train at Tuni on January 31. Loco pilot M.Suri Babu and assistant local pilot B.Suresh Babu have come in for special praise for bring the train to a halt saving numerous lives by getting the power disconnected . Four travelling ticket inspectors – M.V.Siva Prasad, R. Appa Rao, G.M.Basha and V.V.N.Prasad were appreciated for helping hundreds of passengers in reaching safety just before the train was torched by the irate mob.