7 September 2016
Bhumana Karunakar Reddy, former Tirupati MLA and currently YSR Congress leader on Tuesday appeared before the Regional CID office in Guntur following the recent notices issued to him in regards to the Tuni train burning incident.
The notices were issued under CrPc Section 160 to Bhumana and also 20 others allegedly involved in this case. Karunakar Reddy appeared at 11.30 AM on Tuesday Morning in front of the officials. Though he came along with a group of his supporters, CID has allowed only Bhumana inside the office for interrogation.
Tight security had been in force during a 6 long hour interrogation. According to the sources, CID grilled Bhumana through dozens of questions on various topics. CID took a stand based on the call data between several individuals. The CID officials so far found out that Bhumana had met with Kapu God father, Mudragada Padmanabam at a farm house just before the Tuni incident on the 31st of January in 2016. Speaking to media persons, Bhuamana alleged a “political vendetta” by the ruling TDP government. Just to recap, that a large scale public property was damaged while the “Kapu” agitators, flipped during the Kapu Garjana meeting arranged by Mudragada. As a part of this mishap, Ratna Chal express Train was kept to burn completely leading to a large-scale of violence further in Tuni town in East Godavari district. During this incident, several railway employees were injured and great loss occurred to several government properties in and around Tuni.