3 officials booked under SC/ST Act
TNN, Aug 17, 2010, 01.44am IST

KAKINADA: Police registered a case against three senior officials
under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for allegedly abusing
the public representatives and villagers of Devipatnam mandal in the
name of their caste.

Devipatnam station house officer S Lakshminarayana on Monday said
cases were booked against Rampachodavaram revenue divisional officer M
Jyothi, Devipatnam tehsildar P Rammurthy and special officer for
floods Y Narasimha Rao. Rampachodavaram DSP Ch Harshavardhana Rao
would inquire into the matter. The officials would be arrested after
the inquiry, a police official said.

Devipatnam MPTC member K Subbayamma, mandal praja parishad
vice-chairman D Babu Rao, Indukuru MPTC member M Veera Venkata
Satyanarayana and Indukuru sarpanch T Bulli Dora lodged a complaint
with the police alleging that the officials had abused them when they
questioned about discrimination in flood assistance.

They alleged that the officials scolded the villagers when they asked
for flood assistance. Some women of Toyyeru village in Devipatnam
mandal also lodged a complaint that the officials had also abused them
in the name of their caste.

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