Three police teams set up to nab attackers of mine owners
Three police teams were on Tuesday formed to arrest the gang that attacked three private mine owners, on whose plea the Supreme Court recently stayed mining operations of a company owned by the Reddy brothers in Andhra.
Bellary: Three police teams were on Tuesday
formed to arrest the gang that attacked three private mine
owners, on whose plea the Supreme Court recently stayed mining
operations of a company owned by the Reddy brothers in Andhra
Northern Range IGP, Satyanarayana Rao visited the
restaurant, where three proprietors of TNR Mines company, who
have been waging a legal battle against the alleged illegal
mining by Obulapuram Mining Company owned by Karnataka
Minister G Janardhana Reddy and his associates, were attacked
by the gang here yesterday.
Rao said the three teams had been set up to track down
the eight-member gang, who came by a car and assaulted Tappal
Ganesh and his two brothers, while they were waiting to meet
the SC-appointed Survey of India team that has been
undertaking survey of mining areas to determine whether
boundary posts had been altered and illegal mining was being
A few journalists were also injured in the attack.
Rao later visited the residence of Ganesh and recorded
his statement besides that of his family members.
A case in this connection had been registered at the
Gandhinagar police station, he said.
Janardhana Reddy and his brother Revenue Minister G
Karunakara Reddy have denied any role in the attack and
alleged it was a conspiracy by the opposition parties apart
from Ganesh to bring disrepute to them.
While Congress has condemned the attack, JDS demanded the
dismissal of B S Yeddyurappa government.