Sand mafia attacks the house of reporter in Chittoor district, case registered
Three persons linked to the sand mafia have attacked the residence Venkata Narayana, who is working as a reporter, for writing against illegal sand mining at Kandur village in Somala mandal in Chittoor district. They destroyed the furniture and tried to burn the two-wheeler. Based on the complaint, the police registered a case against Gali Suresh, Gali Bhaskar and Kola Hari. But one of the accused alleged that Venkata Narayana had tried to settle a civil case by collecting Rs 10 lakh from them. “As we did not accept his offer, he published news against us. In a fit of anger, we attacked his house,” he claimed.