The brother of TRS MLA Koneru Kannappa, Vice Chairman of Komaram Bhim Asifabad Zilla Parishad has been arrested for attacking Women Forest Range Officer in Kagaznagar.
According to a forest official, when Ms. Anita went to plant saplings as part of the government’s Haritha Haranam green initiative, some people, led by Krishna, attacked them and claimed that the land belonged to them.
Mrs. Anita, Forest Range Officer, broke her arm, and the Forest Beat Officer was injured. Both are being treated at a private hospital in Kagaznagar. Krishna is the younger brother of Sirpur MLA Koneru Kannappa and both belong to the ruling TRS.
Telangana State Principal Chief Conservator of Forest PK. Jha, confirmed that the land belongs to the Forest Department and the MLA has also been informed about it.
He said the department is taking the issue at a high level.
“It’s forest land. I was given to understand that there had been some attempt to occupy it earlier. Our people evacuated them at that time. It is completely under our control. ”
About 40 Forest Department personnel, 30 policemen and a female Forest Range Officer went to the plantation in the 20 hectares of deforested forest. This is part of the deforestation of the land lost in the Kaleshwaram project.
The villagers who had objected to clearing the forest staff’s area to take over the gardens suddenly attacked the authorities and damaged the tractor they had brought for plowing.
The officers were suspended:
Of the 16 accused, police have arrested Krishna and his close friend Boora Posham. Under Section 427 read with 147, 148, 307, 332, 341, 353, and 149 of the IPC, he was charged with attempted murder, assaulting public officials, damaging public property, possessing a deadly weapon and unlawful assembly. In the entire KB Asifabad district, the police have passed prohibition orders under Section 30, Police Act, 1861. The ordinance prohibits people from collecting or carrying weapons.
Meanwhile, the prime accused has sent the resignation as vice chairperson of the JDP and a member of the Kagaznagar-based Zilla Parishad Territorial constituency.
He claimed that forest officials had been harassed in connection with the cultivation of paddy lands. M. Raja Ramana Reddy, Forest Divisional Officer, Kagaznagar Forest, said that the district collector and the superintendent of police had been informed of the steps initiated by the forest department to undertake the plantation. They were requested to provide police protection.