AP: Ambedkar statue desecration; main accused surrenders
Monday, January 30, 2012, 13:49 [IST]
Rajahmundry (AP), Jan 30: With the Republic Day celebrations in Andhra
Pradesh hampered after some miscreants engaged in desecrating B R
Ambedkar's statues in East Godavari, the case has achieved a
breakthrough when the main accused in the act has surrendered before
The accused identified as Gandham Pallam Raju surrendered on Monday.
The police, meanwhile, were also successful in foiling attempts by
Dalit leaders to make the issue big. They were stopped from protesting
and many from the community were arrested as a precautionary measure.
The police stated that Gandham Pallam Raju, allegedly involved in the
desecration of the statues, surrendered before the district police. He
was wanted in another case six months back involving the attack
perpetrated against Tollywood actor Rajasekhar and his wife Jeevitha
while they were shooting in Amlapuram division. There are many other
cases filed against him.
The police added that they were on the lookout for eight other accused
who also engaged in defiling the statues. The total number of arrest
made so far in this case has become 4 now.
Among those arrested include Jupudi Prabahkar Rao, Gollapalli Surya
Rao, Bojja Tharakam and K Nirmala Kumari. They were arrested when they
were traveling to Amlapuram in East Godavari district. They were
scheduled to attend a meeting in the backdrop of the defiling of the
Ambedkar statues. They said, "We are organising the meeting to discuss
the reasons for desecration of the statues and not for other things."
The dalit leaders also condemned the arrests made regarding the
incident citing that the police were targeting innocent people.
With the chances that the incident could flare-up to something bigger,
security was heightened in the district following the leader's arrest.
The police stated that the accused defiled the statues under the
influence of alcohol. MLC K Durgesh, meanwhile launched an indefinite
fast in Rajahmundry demanding arrest of the "real" culprits.
TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao condemned the desecration of
Ambedkar's statues. He added that the TRS will support the bandh call
by some groups in the state.
Get all ZESTCaste mails sent out in a span of 24 hours in a single mail. Subscribe to the daily digest version by sending a blank mail to ZESTMediaemail@example.com, OR, if you have a Yahoo! Id, change your settings at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTMedia/join/
On this list you can share caste news, discuss caste issues and network with like-minded anti-caste people from across India and the world. Just write to firstname.lastname@example.org
TELL FRIENDS TO SIGN UP:-
If you got this mail as a forward, subscribe to ZESTCaste by sending a blank mail to ZESTCasteemail@example.com OR, if you have a Yahoo! ID, by visiting http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTCaste/join/
Also have a look at our sister list, ZESTMedia: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTMedia/Yahoo! Groups Links
<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional
<*> To change settings online go to:
(Yahoo! ID required)
<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: