Idol of Lord Ganesh in Pidimgoyyi, Rajahmundry was NOT defiled
On 12th September 2020, an FIR was registered in the Bommuru police station by the Telugu Desam Party leader Vallepalli Prasad Babu alleging that miscreants had applied human excreta to a Ganesh idol in the premises of his house. Vallepalli Prasad Babu alias Babu Khan Chowdary owns a house in Venkatagiri area of Pidimgoyyi panchayat in Rajahmundry, East Godavari.
To investigate further, Rajahmundry east zone DSP ATV Ravi Kumar with his team including forensic experts, deployed clues teams, and a dog squad immediately reached the spot. The Forensic Science Laboratory report established that the substance applied was not human excreta, and it was a case of false propaganda by the opposition leader to incite communal violence. Babu Khan Chowdary was arrested on 14th January 2021 for spreading misinformation.
Three other people with political affiliation are being held for spreading false information on social media, with regards to this incident; TDP’s Rajamahendravaram Rural MLA Gorantla Buchayya Chowdary’s PA Chitikina Sandeep, BJP leaders Adapa Vara Prasad and Karuturi Srinivasa Rao.