A tense atmosphere prevailed at the ITDA office at Utnoor in the Adilabad district. The Adivasis protested against the inclusion of 11 castes in their reservations. They reached ITDA in large numbers and pelted stones at the office. Later, they entered and attacked the chairman’s chamber and destroyed the vehicle. The agitators destroyed the furniture and AC in the office.
In this order, the police who were there tried to stop them. This led to a heated argument between the Adivasis and the police. It became tense. In this background, Nirmal Collector Varuna Reddy and ITDA PO reached the spot and reviewed the situation.
The tribals have warned that they will besiege Pragathi Bhavan if the government does not back down.