AP: CID arrests rebel YSRCP MP for ‘hate speech’
The Andhra Pradesh CID on Friday arrested ruling YSR Congress party MP Raghu Rama Krishnaraju from Narsarapuram on charges of making “hate speeches” against certain communities.
A statement from the CID said: “Narsapur MP Raghu Rama Krishnaraja was arrested at his residence in Hyderabad. There is information against the Raju, who claims that he is making hate speeches against certain sects and promoting discontent with the government. ”
“Preliminary inquiry has been ordered by ADG CID PV Sunil Kumar IPS. It was found that the king was involved in a systematic, systematic attempt to cause tensions in the societies through his speeches and by attacking various government dignitaries in such a way as to lose faith in the government they represented. There is hate speech against communities and social groups, which has been used to increase the disruption of social and public order in the conspiracy with some media channels, ”the CID statement read.
According to the CID ADG directives, the MP was booked under Section 124A (treason), 153A (inciting hostility between different groups), 505 (public riot statements) and 120B (conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.
The repercussions came after Raju, a rebel from the YSRCP, filed a petition in a special court for CBI cases in Hyderabad. The CBI court recently issued notices to CM Jagan Reddy and the CBI seeking to file their responses on the petition filed by the MP seeking revocation of the bail of CM Jagan Reddy, who is accused of violating bail conditions.
Raju said in his petition that CM Jagan Reddy would try to influence witnesses in the Quid Pro case. He alleged that the CM had appointed bureaucrats accused in the Quid Pro Co case to important positions. He cited the examples of IAS officer Y Srilakshmi, who was appointed as the Special Chief Secretary, and M Samuel, a retired IAS officer and co-accused, as advisers to the government.
Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) IAS officer Y Srilakshmi, who is accused in an illegal mining case, was appointed as the secretary of municipal administration and urban development in Andhra Pradesh last December. CM Jagan Reddy alleged that the late father YS Rajasekar Reddy had violated the rules for granting iron ore mining leases by the 1998 batch officer when he was the Chief Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh.
In his petition, Raju said that since all the witnesses cited by the prosecution in the Quid Pro Quo case are now in the Jagan Reddy-led government, he would influence them not to impeach him.
The CBI arrested the Andhra CM in 2012 in connection with the case. In 2013, after he spent 16 months in jail, a special CBI court granted him conditional bail.
Sources said a team of CID police went to the king’s residence at a gated community in Gachibowli and issued notices. CRPF personnel guard the electorate, which provides Y-type security. The CID team, after giving notice, said they were arrested Raju. When the family members protested, the CID asked the police to cooperate with them and get bail in court. The MP’s son Bharat had said four months ago that his father had undergone heart surgery. The MP was seen shouting at the police but the CID police immediately took him to the Guntur CID office.