However, investigations showed that the photos were fake. The photos were actually from the 2017 protests at Vijayawada Dharna Chowk against the setting up of aqua park in West Godavari. The photos were morphed and used against the government's move to have three capitals, including Amaravati. The Andhra Intellectual Forum tried to make them go viral. The police took a serious view of the attempt to malign them by misusing an old photo. The old photo has been morphed, the police complained.
Chalasani Srinviasa Rao, Chalasani Ajay Kumar, Ammineni Sivaprasad and Kottapalli Sitanshu. Now, the Forum and the TDP are trying to find escape routes to save their skin.