In a concerning turn of events, an AIMIM leader has been accused of assaulting an employee of the Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (TSSPDCL). The incident, which occurred on Tuesday, has sparked outrage and demands for swift action from concerned parties.
According to reports, the altercation transpired when local staff members of TSSPDCL visited the residence of AIMIM corporator Mehfarah in SRT Colony, Yakutpura, to collect a pending electricity bill spanning close to a year. Allegedly, during the interaction, the corporator’s brother, identified as Shafath Ali, engaged in a heated argument with the TSSPDCL personnel, ultimately resulting in a physical altercation.
Ramesh Babu, the TSSPDCL lineman cum bill collector, lodged a formal complaint regarding the incident at the Madannapet police station. As a result, a case has been registered under Section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and Section 427 (mischief causing damage) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Authorities have initiated an investigation into the matter.
The incident has drawn condemnation from various quarters, with calls for stringent action against the accused. TSSPDCL unions have been particularly vocal, demanding the immediate arrest of the individuals involved. In a statement issued by the unions, they emphasized the gravity of the situation and warned of a statewide strike if authorities fail to take decisive action.
The case highlights the importance of upholding the rule of law and ensuring the safety of public service employees in the discharge of their duties. It also underscores the need for dialogue and cooperation between civic representatives and utility service providers to address grievances in a peaceful and lawful manner.
As the investigation unfolds, stakeholders are closely monitoring developments, hopeful for a resolution that upholds justice and accountability.
Authorities have assured the public of a thorough investigation and reiterated their commitment to maintaining law and order in the region.
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