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Andhra Police hand over son Chandrababu Naidu for creating trouble, inciting people

Kalyandurg police in Andhra Pradesh have accused opposition leader Chandrababu Naidu and his son Lokesh of inciting people to an incident where the child of a Dalit family died due to vehicle restrictions imposed by the police for a minister’s welcome gathering.

Andhra Pradesh Police booked opposition leader Chandrababu Naidu under IPC Section 153. (File photo)

Kalyandurg Police in Andhra Pradesh booked opposition leader Chandrababu Naidu and his son Lokesh under Section 153 (read with 34) of the Indian Penal Code.

Naidu and Lokesh had tweeted and condemned a reported incident in which a Dalit family claimed their child had died due to police-enforced traffic restrictions during the welcome procession for the new Minister of Women’s Welfare and children, KV Usha Sricharan.

However, District Police Superintendent Fakkeerappa released the CCTV footage from the timeline, denying the allegations and saying, “They reached the hospital without incident.” Fakkeerappa also posted a tweet with a video showing the couple, who were on bicycles, being cleared through the police barricade.

Reacting to the FIR, Lokesh criticized the government and alleged that 12 such bogus cases had been filed earlier for “questioning on behalf of the people”.

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) General Secretary said: “Another complaint has been filed against him now for questioning the ‘over-action’ which led to the tragic death of a Dalit baby girl in Kalyanadurgam in Anantapur district”, and called it “a gift in return” from the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) government.

The TDP claimed 11 fabricated cases had been filed against Lokesh in the past three years, including one attempted murder case.

Nara Lokesh said his party would not be afraid of baseless complaints by the regime and announced that he would continue the fight.

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