A Maharashtra local court has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and 15 others. A local court in Maharashtra has ordered the police to arrest AP CM Chandrababu Naidu and produce in the court by September 21. The court also asked the police to produce the other 15 members in the court by September 21.
Judicial Magistrate First Class of Dharmabad in Nanded district NR Gajbhiye directed the police to arrest AP CM on the basis of a protest in 2010 when Chandrababu Naidu and other members of the party against the construction of Babli project across the Godavari. Naidu and other members were arrested by the police then and kept them in the Jail. Later they were released. During the time of agitation, Naidu was in opposition of United Andhra Pradesh. Naidu said it would affect the people downstream. He said if the Babli project is being constructed across the Godavari it would lead to the scarcity of water in the Telangana region.
Along with the Chandrababu Naidu, AP State Water Resources Minister, Devineni Umamaheswara Rao, AP Social Welfare Minister, N Anand Babu and former MLA G Kamalakar who defected to TRS, will also be arrested in this case.
All these members under the Indian Penal Code, including assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty, voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means, act endangering life or personal safety of others, criminal intimidation among others.
Responding to the news CM Chandrababu Naidu’s son and state information technology minister N Lokesh said his father other members will attend the court. Lokesh said his father even refused to take the bail when he was arrested.
Chandrababu Naidu got the information about the warrants when he was in Tirupathi to present a pair of silk vastrams on behalf of the State government to Lord Venkateswara.