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Chintamaneni eludes police in 'Dalit atrocity' case

04-09-201904-09-2019 14:41:02 IST
Updated On 04-09-2019 17:12:50 ISTUpdated On 04-09-20192019-09-04T09:11:02.713Z04-09-2019 2019-09-04T09:10:22.656Z - 2019-09-04T11:42:50.754Z - 04-09-2019

Chintamaneni eludes police in 'Dalit atrocity' case

Chintamaneni Prabhakar, TDP's former MLA from Denduluru, remains elusive even as the Andhra Pradesh police have intensified their search operations to nab him as he failed to appear before a court in Eluru. The TDP leader is sought in a case registered against him earlier this week under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act along with other sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC). 

Prabhakar allegedly attacked one Cheruku Joseph on August 30th, when the TDP was staging a protest against the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) government’s sand policy in the state. Policemen in plan clothes were deployed on the Eluru court premises and at other public places to nab the former MLA. But they did not succeed as the former legislator did not show up for the court hearing. 

Soon after the case was registered against him, Prabhakar claimed he was innocent and he was deliberately implicated in the case. Speaking to the media last week, he said, “I am wrongly named in the case. The clash broke out among Dalit people in the village over a different issue. This is a clear case of political vendetta by the ruling YSRCP government.

“As staunch TDP men, we are not going to be cowed down by the YSRCP government's false cases using a few people against us,” he commented.

Some reports earlier suggested that Chintamaneni Prabhakar was initially detained but he managed to give the police a slip and has been absconding since then.


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