A female forest officer Chole Anitha, sustained serious injuries when she was mercilessly attacked with sticks by men belonging to the ruling TRS party. Koneru Krishna Rao, a Zilla Parishad vice-chairman, allegedly led the attack. He is the brother of Kagaznagar TRS MLA Koneru Konappa. Anitha, along with her staff, went to Sarsala forest village to plough land for Harita Haaram, a mass tree plantation program. Koneru Krishna Rao after getting a call, he rushed to the said area and contended that the lands they were trying to plough were private lands that belonged to farmers. This has led to the argument followed by a clash. Koneru Krishna Rao has reportedly resigned and sent his resignation letter to the District Collector.