YSR Congress MLA Dadisetty Raja alleged that Tuni incident has been politicized and all the arrests by CID have been illegal. 'Two of them who were arrested by Cops weren't even at the spot on that particular day. If police could prove that they were at least at a 10 km radius, I'm ready to take political sanyas,' he told.
Demanding BC Status for Kapus, Mudragada Padmanabham organized a massive public meeting in Tuni on January 31st. Few untoward incidents took place at that moment with some of the people setting an express train on fire and creating ruckus near the police station. In connection with the violence at Tuni, CID Police took 6 people into custody.
Mudragada Padmanabhan rushed to Amalapuram Town Police Station and staged a dharna on Tuesday soon after he came to know about the arrests. Soon, He was shifted to CID Office in Rajahmundry as a safety measure. In protest against these developments, All the outlets in Kirlampudi have been shut down. Even the Samarlakota-Pathipadu road has been blocked by Kapu activists.