The Andhra Pradesh CID, which is investigating the violence in Tuni as a result of the Kapu agitation, on Friday served a notice to former Tirupati legislator Bhumana Karunakar Reddy in the arson case that involved the burning of a train.
The Hindu reported:
The notice, signed by T. Harikrishna, Additional Superintendent of Police, CID, Rajamahendravaram, was handed over to Mr. Reddy on Friday, even as he was coming out of the Press Club here after addressing a media conference. The CID asked him to be present at its Guntur regional office on September 4 to depose before it and present the information known to him.
Bhumana is a senior leader in the agitation by the Kapu caste in the state demanding reservation.
Mudragada Padmanabham, who is leading the stir and also undertook a fast for the demand, has said that he would convene a meeting with Kapu leaders from the 13 districts at Rajahmundry on September 13 to declare an action plan on achieving reservation.
The agitation by Kapus, seeking inclusion in the Backward Classes category, had turned violent at Tuni on January 31 when the protesters went on a rampage setting on fire a passenger train, and a police station, besides police and private vehicles.