Raipur: The police officer in charge of Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region, SRP Kalluri, has gone on a “medical leave” amidst outrage over abusive, threatening messages being sent from his phone to activists around the state.
Mr Kalluri has been accused of targeting activists associated with the insurgency-prone region of Bastar in Chhattisgarh. Activists, lawyers and human rights defenders claim to have received a string of abusive and threatening messages apparently from phone numbers belonging Mr Kalluri.
The activists had sent messages of concern to Mr Kalluri on Bela Bhatia, the social activist who was allegedly hounded and attacked in her home earlier this month.
However, later reports suggest that the Chhattisgarh government sent controversial Bastar IG SRP Kalluri on forced leave; DIG Sunder Raj to take charge.