In Hanamkonda, police detain former IAS officer Akunuri Murali.
They were found sleeping in a hut at Ambedkar Colony in Hanamkonda when they were taken by the police and sent to Subedari police station, according to the sources.
In the early hours of Tuesday, police detained Dr. Prudhviraj, the forum’s co-convenor, and former IAS officer and convenor of the Social Democratic Forum (SDF), Akunuri Murali. They were found sleeping in a hut at Ambedkar Colony in Hanamkonda when they were taken by the police and sent to Subedari police station, according to the sources.
The SDF said that they intended to meet with residents of Ambedkar colony at Balasamudram at 7 am and demand that the government distribute the double-bedroom houses that had been built at Ambedkar Nagar.
“540 2 BHK homes in total were built five years ago. However, the government is not distributing them to the underprivileged who are suffering from a lack of housing, according to the SDF, which also decried the arrests.
On Monday, Murali and his allies protested in the town of Bhupalpally, demanding that the underprivileged be given access to the double-bedroom homes. When he attempted to enter and occupy the 2BHK homes with around 200 other people, he was detained.
Later, he held a dharna at the police station to demand that the houses be allocated. Bhupalpally Collector Bhavesh Mishra sent the neighbourhood Thasildar Md Iqbal to speak with the former IAS official after learning about the event. Despite assurances from officials that the homes would be distributed in ten days, Murali demanded action be taken right away. The Collector did, however, guarantee that the houses will be allocated by February 4.
Murali therefore decided to end his protest and said that he will return to Bhupalpally on February 6 to check on the status of the allotment. From 2016 until 2018, Murali served as Jayashankar Bhupalpally’s first district collector. A total of 500 double-bedroom homes have been built, and another 500 are currently under development.