Bastar IG Kalluri who threatened Bela Bhatia goes on leave

Kalluri had reportedly applied for leave for a kidney transplant and his junior Sundar Raj has been asked to take charge of the Bastar region.

Bastar IG Kalluri who threatened Bela Bhatia goes on leave

SRP Kalluri, the Inspector General of Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, who had threatened activists in the region including Bela Bhatia has gone on medical leave.

According to NDTV report, Kalluri had applied for leave for a kidney transplantation and his junior Sundar Raj has been asked to take charge of the Bastar region.

The unruly behaviour of Kalluri came into the limelight since social activist Bela Bhatia’s house was attacked by unidentified men on January 23 in Bastar. A group of men had barged into her house and threatened her to leave the district immediately. Bhatia had informed the police about the incident, but no action had been taken against the attackers.


After the incident, activists and lawyers in the Bastar region had claimed that they have received abusive messages from Kalluri, who called them ‘dogs’ and said they should be ‘stoned out of Bastar’.

Activists claimed that the goons who intimidated Bhatia had the backing of the police and of Kalluri who has a controversial record.

On Tuesday, in a message to Kalluri, Sandeep Singh, an activist wrote "This can't go (on for) long. You are not above the constitution. Don't sell your conscience for money." Singh had claimed that he received a response from Kalluri that said, "Maoists and their dogs like you will be stoned out of Bastar. Beware."

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