Six AR constables suspended for handcuffing farmers

Vijayawada, Oct 28 (UNI) Six Armed Reserved constables were suspended by Guntur district Superintendent of Police Vishal Gunny for handcuffing farmers recently.
Mr Gunny also issued charge memos to an RI and RSI in this regard on Wednesday.
Police registered cases against 11 farmers for preventing some outsiders going to Amaravati to hold agitation supporting shifting of capital city from Amaravati to Visakhapatnam.
The police registered cases against them under SC/ST (Atrocities) prevention Act and arrested seven of them on October 24. They were produced before the court in Narasaraopet which sent them to judicial remand till November 7.
On the next day, the farmers were handcuffed and taken to Guntur sub-jail in a bus. The police act of handcuffing the farmers drew flak from all quarters.
Meanwhile, Telugu Desam Party National President and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu condemned the act of handcuffing the farmers over a trivial case.
Mr. Naidu wondered how the innocent farmers could be treated in such an inhuman way in a state, which was being ruled by persons accused in criminal cases.
From the beginning, the ruling YSRCP was harassing and persecuting the farmers and filing false cases against them.
In a statement here on Wednesday, the former Chief Minister said that it was a violation of human rights to use handcuffs after the cases have been withdrawn. There was not a farmers’ family that has not shed tears in the past 17 months because of rising losses and debts and failure of crops.
Meanwhile, TDP Politburo Member Varla Ramaiah wrote a letter to the ‘National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)’ requesting for its interference and action in the farmers’ handcuffing incident.
He has provided video clippings of how the handcuffed farmers were shifted to the jail.


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