TDP urges CS to intervene on arrest warrant against Naidu

By PTI Published on Sep 15, 2018 12:31 PM IST

Hyderabad: The TDP in Telangana Friday submitted a memorandum urging the state chief secretary to speak to the Maharashtra government seeking withdrawal of an arrest warrant against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu.

The TDP leaders went to the Secretariat to meet the Chief Secretary to urge him to speak to the Maharashtra government for withdrawal of the warrant, TDP general secretary E Peddi Reddy told reporters.

A memorandum was submitted in the office of the Chief Secretary as he was not available, he said. The TDP held protests in Telangana on the issue. TDPs Telangana unit president L Ramana claimed that there was no information all these years about the case.

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A court in Maharashtra has issued an arrest warrant against Naidu and 15 others in a 2010 case related to an agitation staged by them over the Babli project across the Godavari river.

Judicial Magistrate First Class of Dharmabad in Nanded district N R Gajbhiye issued the order, directing the police to arrest all the accused and produce them in the court by 21 September.

Naidu and others, then in the opposition in the united Andhra Pradesh, were arrested and lodged in a Pune jail in connection with the agitation staged by them near the Babli project site in Maharashtra, opposing it on the ground that it would affect the people downstream.