ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Government Land for Land-Grabbers

ON the midnight of July 16 the Ranga Reddy district police effected midnight arrests for alleged trespass on government lands. While Cyril Reddy, advocate, and Gita Ramaswamy, general secretary, Ibrahimpatnam Taluqa Vyavasaya Coolie Sangham, were arrested from their house at 12.30 in the night and taken to Rajendranagar police station, 13 poor SCs and BCs of Jabbargudem were picked up from their village in a midnight raid. Doors were banged open and people were pulled out and thrust into a waiting van and taken to Shamshabad police station located at a distance of about 50 kms from Jabbargudem. Six of these people were brought to Rajendranagar police station on the 17th and along with Gita Ramaswamy and Cyril Reddy charged with grave offences including non-bailable ones and produced before the magistrate the next day. Of the remaining seven who were arrested, six were released on the 18th. After 1

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