Amaravati: TDP leader Nara Chandrababu Naidu expressed deep concern at the growing trend of violence in Andhra Pradesh. He alleged that former CRPF constable Gurupratap Reddy was murdered because he exposed the discrepancies in the payment of compensation to the evacuees of Gandikota reservoir.
In a letter written to DGP Gautam Sawang, Naidu has expressed his anguish at the deterioration of law and order situation and asked the top cop to take measures to arrest the steep decline.
Guruva Reddy of Penj Anantavaram village in Kondapur mandal of Jammalamadugu constituency in Kadapa district worked as a constable in CRPF. He exposed the corruption in payment of compensation to the evacuees of Gandipeta reservoir and also in the sand reaches. Those who question the ruling party on the ground of corruption are being tortured and killed, alleged
TDP chief in his letter.
Naidu said the government is trying to show it as part of the faction murders but it is a blatant killing on the part of the ruling party of a person who dared to expose the misdeeds of the leaders. While the number of families in Penji Anatavaram village is 350, the officials had shown the number as 677 to pocket the excess money in the name of compensation to the victims. Gurupratap Reddy spoke about corruption of the leaders in the Grama Sabha conducted by Deputy Collector Rohini and two Tahasildars on 13 November 2020. Reddy was killed by the perpetrators of corruption in the same spot, the village temple, where Grama Sabha was held. For working as a vigil blower, Gurupratap Reddy had to pay the price with his life, the TDP chief alleged. Naidu appealed to the DGP to take stern action to catch hold of the murderers and to uphold law and order.