Crop in disputed village gutted

  • Farmers unwilling to part with lands targeted
  • TDP blames farmers, YSRCP for mystery fire
  • Naidu orders probe

Hyderabad, December 29: Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu today expressed concern over the fire incident in some areas in Guntur district, which were part of the land to develop and construct the proposed new capital for the state. The villages falling in Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) in which the farmers refused to fall in line were targeted by the hooligans.

Naidu directed the district collector to provide detailed information on the incident and instructed him to take stern action against those responsible.

The fire accident reported in the banana gardens at Penumaka, Undavalli, Mudada and Ligayapalli villages. The chief minister reviewed the situation with CRDA authority CEO Srikanth, the collector and senior police officials.

AP state DGP J V Ramudu expressed apprehension that there may be conspiracy behind the fire accident reported in the villages under Tulluru mandal.    There was a need to go to the root cause of the incident and the police is probing and inquiring with the villagers.

Guntur Urban superintendent of police Rajeshkumar said it was unfortunate that fire accidents were reported from some fields which were part of the land for proposed new capital. The police will not spare anyone and the accused would be brought to book soon, he said.

Meanwhile, the AP Home Minister Nimmakayala Chinarajappa said that there were reports that YSRC workers were allegedly involved in the incident, and the  accused would be arrested soon.

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