Srikakulam: A criminal case has been registered against former government whip and Amudalavalasa former TDP MLA, Kuna Ravikumar and 11 others in Sarubujjili police station on Tuesday. Police registered cases under sections 143, 149, 353, 427 and 506 of Indian penal code (IPC) and also under section 3 of Public property damage (prevention) Act. But the case got political colour on Wednesday when TDP leaders tried to gain public sympathy by saying that they have been registered because of a of political rivalry. YSRCP leaders said that the Ex-whip and 11 others committed a serious mistake at the public office and TDP leaders are frustrated with their defeat in the general elections and are now targeting officials by threatening them.
TDP state president, K.Kala Venkata Rao visited the Amudalavalasa assembly segment, TDP office on Wednesday along with party leaders and termed the cases against Ravikumar as political harassment. They said that as a political leader Ravikumar went to the MPDO office and questioned public servants on the recruitment of village-level volunteers, Kala Venkata Rao explained.
Police personnel have been deployed at the residence of Ravikumar at Santhinagar colony in Srikakulam city, at Amudalavalasa, TDP office and also at TDP district office. But Ravikumar has not been available from Tuesday noon. Police believe that he is absconding to avoid arrest. The RaviKumar's paternal uncle’s son has also been consulting with different advocates at Srikakulam district court on Wednesday to know how to avoid arrest and how to get anticipatory bail and what kind of methods need to be followed until getting bail and to escape arrest.
Out of the total 12 accused, 10 accused persons surrendered before the police at Amudalavalasa circle office. According to Amudalavalasa circle inspector, Bora Prasad surrendered accused are
K.AmmiNaidu, K.SanjivaRao, N.GovindaRao, P.Suresh, G.Ravi, T.Ramana, Y.RamaRao, G.Chinababu, U.Ramakrishna and B.Guruvulu.
"Prime accused K.RaviKumar and another accused A.Rambabu are still at large," the CI explained.
Amudalavalasa assembly segment turned complicated with the family rule, particularly Ponduru, Sarubujjili
mandals in this segment after former government whip, Kuna Ravikumar
emerged as a noted leader. RaviKumar is having a two way relationship
with AP Legislative Assembly (APLA) speaker, Tammineni Sitaram. As
Sitaram's wife is the elder sister of Ravikumar and Ravikumar's mother is the elder sister of Sitaram. Both leaders earned a lot through the sand business during TDP regime by sharing sand ramps at Purusottapuram, Yaragam, Peddasavalapuram in Sarubujjili mandal, Dusi, Thogaram, Muddadapeta, Nimmathorluvada, Thotavada in Amudalavalasa mandal, Singuru in Ponduru mandal, Narayanapuram, Allena in Burja mandal.
Even in YSRCP regime, sand is being transported from Singuru to works, former whip’s own brother as he is a contractor and in the name of government work, sand is being transported. Both Sitaram and RaviKumar are one and the same in key issues. When Sitaram was arrested by Laveru police in TDP rule RaviKumar warned the SI. But in this political drama common functionaries of both parties and officials are being made scapegoats.
From the beginning, Ravikumar is trying to create a sensation by making controversial statements to get the public's attention and to satisfy his followers. But this time his expectations tilted.
APLA speaker and his son and YSRCP youth wing leader, T.Chiranjivi Nag have yet to make any statements and only party cadres are now speaking against RaviKumar.