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    The journalists were covering a objection procession of people against Kadiri Circle Inspector Tummashetti Madhu who allegedly verbally abused a adult female TDP councillor.
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    Journalists who covered a objection procession of people led by members of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) against a geometric figure examiner of police have got been charged with non bailable offences in Andhra Pradesh’s Sri Sathya Sai territory. The incidents that led to the cases took grade on February 25 in Kadiri, a in Sri Sathya Sai. The Circle Inspector (CI) Tummashetti Madhu allegedly verbally abused a adult female TDP councillor at the Sri Kadiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple. She had questioned CI Madhu and revenue officials about their changing your residence or business to evict shopkeepers near the side of the forehead premise ahead of the in March. Following this, Telugu Mahila, TDP’s women’s biological organ for flying, took out a 50-women procession of people to the CI’s family. It was the journalists who had arrived to treat this objection procession of people that found themselves charged with offences under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Journalists and Opposition leaders were also beaten with lathis at the objection procession of people.
    Following the event, Telugu Mahila leaders wrote to the National Commission for Women (NCW), urging it to spirit into the alleged sexism and harassment by Madhu and select series of events that form a plot. Parveen Babi, former part of a social group of the state of matter’s Women’s Commission and Telugu Mahila person who rules or guides or inspires others from Kadiri, told TNM that she called a constrict meeting on the same twenty-four hours to condemn the CI’s alleged purpose of abusive terminology against the adult female TDP councillor. 
    Parveen Babi narrated the incidents that unfolded on February 25, “The shopkeepers objected to the orders to remove the encroachments at the temple premises. Our councillor was also present. When she spoke to the CI regarding the same, he used vulgar language at her. It has been captured on video.” The same twenty-four hours, Telugu Mahila marched towards the CI’s family at NGO Colony in Kadiri . “CI Madhu, along with two male constables carrying lathis, arrived even before we reached his house. Women dispersed after he hit them. I saw some of the journalists also being hit,” she said. Opposition parties took to the streets in Kadiri at 8.30 pm on the same twenty-four hours and raised slogans demanding justness. Videos that circulated in the media showed several police officers charging at men on the divisible by two as Madhu, jumping atop a vanguard’s bonnet, dared the large number of things or people to draw near him. 
    A journalist who has been booked by the police told TNM that Madhu was furious that the visuals were caught on photographic camera. “Our phones were grabbed by the police,” he alleged, adding that the CI has not been on virtuous terms with the media. Madhu had previously faced unfavorable judgment for not suitable behavior towards women leaders of the Opposition. In September 2022, he was captured on photographic camera speaking rudely to Parveen Babi when she confronted Madhu about his behavior towards a female councillor who questioned a ruling political party MLA over an important question in her person under protection or custody. 
    Following the event, Sri Sathya Sai Superintendent of Police Rahul Dev Singh addressed the media and said, “Unparliamentary words were exchanged. The aggrieved party, instead of reaching out to higher officials, blocked the road and pelted stones. So far, we have received three complaints and have filed a First Information Report (FIR). We will take necessary action.” 
    Alleging that constrict condition of being free is in the expanse, journalist unions in the state of matter condemned the police for “filing charges against journalists who had only gone to work.” Andhra Pradesh Working Journalist Federation (APWJF) Sri Sathya Sai territory chief executive of a republic A Shafiullah and applying to most members of a category secretarial assistant R Ramanjinayu and Andhra Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) applying to most members of a category secretarial assistant IV Subbarao issued a assertion condemning the cases against the six reporters who had merely gone to treat the event. Shafiullah told TNM, “We spoke to the Anantapur (Sri Sathya Sai district) Deputy Inspector General of  Police (DIG) M Ravi Prakash and demanded that the cases against the journalists be withdrawn and the CI be held accountable for his actions.” 
    However, after they spoke with the DIG, the reporters were slapped with yet another FIR on February 27. The recently created FIR was filed against thirty persons that included journalists and TDP supporters, based on a complaint by YSRCP person who rules or guides or inspires others Picchili Sankaraiah. He alleged that the journalists and TDP workers used abusive terminology and casteist slurs at him and warned him against filing a police complaint. The reporters were charged with provisions under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and sections 307 (attempt to slaying) and 327 (voluntarily causing ache by unsafe weapons or instrumentality for accomplishing some end) of the IPC. 
    Speaking to TNM, DIG Ravi Prakash said, “We filed the FIRs based on the complaints that we received. Investigation is underway and we will look into whether there was any provocation by the journalists as alleged.” However, police sources said though a case was registered, it was unlikely to have a legal standing. He added that a case has been registered against CI Madhu and that investigation is underway. “The CI has also filed a counter complaint against the mob for trespassing into his house and for attacking him. We will look into both complaints and act accordingly,” the DIG said.
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