4 February 2016
Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham has announced that he has decided to start his hunger strike along with his wife starting from Friday February 5th Morning if the government is not going to issue the two GOs stating that the Kapus were included in the BC list and another stating that it was releasing Rs 1900 crore to the Kapu welfare corporation. As usual, the venue is his home town, Kirlampudi, East Godavari district. He also mentioned that Government only sent the anti-social elements into the activists group in order to initiate the destruction. He also mentioned that culprits sent by the TDP leaders carried petrol in polythene bags during Kupu Ikya Garjana.
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On the other hand, there are rumors surrounded that Mudragada can be arrested at any time as more than 50 cases have been filed against Mudragada because of the provocation he made during the Kapu Garjana rally. . Government has assigned a large number of police personnel to handle and investigate the crime scene. Police have registered FIR on 27 persons who were involved in the incidents of assault and setting-up the fire of Ratnachal Express. Police also gathered a significant amount of evidence collected including a clear footage and eyewitness references and other clues before filing these FIRs.