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Revenue Stir Off as Naidu Assures of Probe into Attack on Tahsildar

Revenue staff warned of boycotting Pushkaram duties if action is not taken against TD legislator and his aides

Published: 12th July 2015 03:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2015 03:40 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD:Following an assurance by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu to order an inquiry into the attack on tahsildar D Vanajakshi by the supporters of Denduluru TDP MLA Chintamaneni Prabhakar, the Revenue Services Association has decided to call off its proposed strike from Monday.

The AP Revenue Services Association(APRSA) members led by president B Venkateswarlu called on the Chief Minister at his residence here on Saturday morning and briefed him about the incident.

They complained that Vanajakshi, tahsildar of Musunuru in Krishna district, was attacked by aides of Prabhakar when she went to inspect sand reaches from where sand was allegedly being diverted. They demanded stringent action against the TDP MLA and his supporters involved in the incident.

Naidu, who returned from his three-day tour of Japan, took a serious note of the incident and assured the employees  of an inquiry into it by a senior IAS officer.

According to sources, Prabhakar too met Naidu to explain his side of the controversy. It is learnt that Naidu had pulled up the TDP MLA and warned him of serious action if he repeated such things.

Naidu was annoyed that his own party MLA was involved in an incident of attack on a woman revenue officer who was stopping illegal diversion of sand, at a time when his government was making tall claims about efforts being made to curb illegal sand mining in the State. Vanajakshi, who accompanied the delegation, welcomed the Chief Minister’s decision to order a probe into the incident.

“I am satisfied with the assurances given by the Chief Minister. I am expecting a fair probe. I just want the guilty to be punished,” she said. According to sources, Naidu agreed to probe the incident as the revenue employees have threatened to lockdown revenue offices in the State and boycott duties during the upcoming Godavari Pushkarams.

Vanajakshi, who had come to know about some illegal sand mining going on at Tammileru stream, rushed to the place and tried to stop the activity. Chintamaneni Prabhakar, who was present at the spot allegedly abused and roughed her up. Following a complaint by Vanajakshi, the Musunuru police have registered a case against Prabhakar, his gunmen and six other DWCRA women.

Women’s Commission Takes Up Suo Motu notice

The State Women’s Commission has taken up the issue as a suo motu case and has directed the Krishna district superintendent of police to conduct an inquiry into the incident and submit a report within four weeks to the commission.

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