Saturday, July 22, 2017
The proposed padayatra by the Kapu leader and former Minister slated on July 26, the heavy police force have been drafted in and prohibitory ordered were imposed across East Godavari district.
According to sources, over 3,000 uniformed personnel have been deployed in Kirlampudi and two top police officials – Officer on special Duty Siva Sankar Reddy and Assistant Superintendent of Police of Rampachodavaram Nayeem Asmi have been specifically deputed to monitor the situation. The police are not allowing free entry into the residence of Mudragada and are frisking everyone with metal detectors.
In addition, four Deputy Superintendent of Police have been posted on the four roads leading to the residence of Mudragada and police pickets have been deployed from NH 16. Closed circuit cameras have been fixed on the electrical poles in front of the Kapu leader’s house and also using drone cameras in the street.
While the police were busy with their duties, several Kapu leaders and their supporters have been reaching the village to express solidarity with Mudragada’s padayatra who is agitating for inclusion of Kapu community into the list of BCs.
Section 144 of Cr.P.C. has been promulgated across the district. In the back ground of Tuni incident, the police are exercising more caution and are not giving any change for repetition of any untoward incident. The police have advised people planning to visit the district on July 26. In Mummidivaram, the police conducted a flag march on Saturday evening.
Kapu JAC leader Kalvakolanu Tataji who addressed the media said Kapu women and men would come to the streets if the government did not allow the padayatra. He said that they would organize rallies as part of their agitation even as the police denied that any such permission had been given.