AP government withdraws cases in connection with Amalapuram riots

Amalapuram: The Andhra Pradesh government has made a decision to drop the cases that were filed in connection with the Amalapuram riots case. On Tuesday, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan, reviewed the matter with his ministers and officials, and they decided to withdraw the cases.

In May 2022, a dharna was organized in Amalapuram by the Konaseema Zilla Sadhana Samiti. The protest turned violent, with agitators setting fire to the house of Minister Vishwaroop and MLA Satish, as well as setting buses on fire. Additional police forces were called in from other areas to control the riots in Amalapuram. There were allegations at the time that the riots were deliberately planned. Both the ruling party and the opposition criticized each other regarding this issue, and hundreds of cases were registered in connection with the incident.

On Tuesday, State Minister Vishwaroop announced that the state government had decided to withdraw these cases. The agitation in question was regarding the naming of Konaseema district as Ambedkar district, and it turned violent before the Collectorate. It is known that this plan turned violent.

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