Crime Bureau, Tolivelugu: We are wielding power. Who is going to question us? Whoever stands against us will face the consequences. We have a plan ready for every foreseeable situation- this has been the attitude of the TRS leaders aka gangsters/mafia in the state of Telangana. Especially when it comes to the matter of sand extortion, nobody must question their illicit activities. If at all done so, there is a high chance of getting convicted in fake cases and running for life. The officials who raise such questions generally get slapped with a transfer notice.
The authorities are now the puppets in the hands of the sand mafia in Bhadradi Kottagudem, Mulugu, and Bhupalpally districts. The people who are watching all these activities taught a brief lesson to the TRS representatives in the previous elections. TRS could not win a single seat in the Godavari catchment area. However, these activities are still going on at a great pace.
Fake cases if deposed
Tolivelugu crime bureau published a plethora of stories on the ongoing sand mafia in Atur Nagaram, Mulugu district, raising awareness among the tribals by explaining how much they were losing. Not only are the rights being eroded, but the sand exploitation from the pond is being pushed to the point where the town itself is threatened. With this, the village sarpanch Rammurthy went along with the people and prevented illegal excavations. Atur Nagaram sank in 1986 due to the Godavari excerpt. The then government built a fort around the villages of Aturunagaram and Ramannagudem at a cost of Rs 60 crore. These villages are not threatened by the increase in the Godavari. Preserving this craft. However, sand is being dumped illegally in the name of plateaus at the confluence of the Jampanna Wagu. This created the danger of the fort being washed away.
That is why after the Tolivelugu stories saw the light of the day, the tribals went on the 2nd of this month and tried to stop it. But the sand mafia in no way cared about locals’ intentions. Sudhir, a sand quarry owner, complained that he was demanded Rs 10 lakh ten days later. A case has been registered against all the villagers who went there under sections 341, 385, 290, and 447 of the IPC. No assets were destroyed. They were charged with vandalizing their property for protesting. The tribals are deeply concerned about the continuation of such a practice as the loading has stopped.
The sand mafia blackmailing the IAS officer
Mulugu Collector is being blackmailed by the district ZP chairman Jagadish. He is publicly speculating about the transfer of the Collector. He is also discussing with the MLC initiating the transfer of the collector. The TRS leaders are angry at the collector for the non-issuance of permits for illegal sand quarries and the warning against some over-the-counter irregularities, starting with overloading. The Kottagudem Collector initially resisted the sand mafia but later succumbed to the pressure and continued to work. If any government official interferes with this work that involves tens of thousands of crores of rupees, the TRS gang is ready to take on them in any way they can, going to any extent.
Not the political future, money is important
The attitude of TRS leaders is something like this- It is important to loot when in power. Let us never really care what people think of us. It doesn’t matter how much of the natural resources get wasted. The focus is on how to stretch four arms and loot. This kind of behavior cost TRS leaders the recent elections, and it is believed that this will repeat again. In Manthani, Mulugu, Pinapaka and Bhadrachalam, the Congress candidates won.
The winning MLA from Pinapaka has joined the TRS Party and is acting as a leader for the sand mafia. In the Mulugu district, ZDP chairman Jagadish is behind the mafia. There are criticisms that local TRS leaders have a hand in the issue along with Madhu in Kaleshwar. It is alleged that these elected leaders are now in no way in a situation to get back to power in the upcoming assembly elections. People are now clearly able to watch the Money laundering activities, illegal filing of cases, and exploitation of natural resources by the TRS leaders. Surveys claim that people are now more prepared than ever before to teach TRS a lesson.