Hyderabad | A Maharashtra Court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and 15 other people in an 8-year-old case of protesting against the Babli project.
The Dharmabad Magistrate Court in Nanded District of Maharashtra has asked the Chandrababu Naidu, Irrigation Minister D. Umamaheshwar Rao and 14 others to appear before the court on September 21.
The case is related to a 2010 protest by the Telegu Desam Party (TDP) against the illegal construction of Babli Project across Godavari river by the Maharashtra government. Naidu along with 40 lawmakers of his party were arrested and charged under a nonbailable case when he entered Maharashtra and was heading towards Babli Project in violating the ban orders imposed by the neighbouring state.
The Courts order has come after a petitioner approached the Dharmabad court, seeking direction to reopen the case.
Responding to the arrest warrant TDP spokesperson Lanka Dinakar said,” It is unfortunate that an arrest warrant has been issued against Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu. It appears that there is some conspiracy by Narendra Modi & Amit Shah.”
It is unfortunate that an arrest warrant has been issued against Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu. It appears that there is some conspiracy by Narendra Modi & Amit Shah: TDP spokesperson Lanka Dinakar pic.twitter.com/uKLderXKu3
— ANI (@ANI) September 14, 2018