In Andhra Pradesh, the CID has reportedly arrested former Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday morning. This arrest is linked to alleged corruption cases, and there was commotion in Nandyal when a team of police officers arrived to apprehend him.
Arrested without any supporting evidence
Chandrababu Naidu strongly objects to his arrest, claiming it was made without any evidence. He has stated that he will cooperate with the law if proper evidence is presented. Party officials said that the police may transport Chandrababu from Orvakal Airport to Vijayawada.
Naidu underwent a medical check-up
Naidu underwent a medical examination before his arrest, as per his lawyer. He has high blood pressure and diabetes. The lawyer has mentioned their intention to seek bail from the High Court.
I was detained without adequate information or evidence
Prior to being taken into police custody, Chandrababu Naidu, the former CM and TDP chief, asserted his innocence, stating he hasn’t engaged in any corruption or misconduct. He accused the CID of arresting him without sufficient information and including his name in the FIR without justification.
A clash ensued between TDP workers and police personnel
During the process of taking Chandrababu Naidu into custody, a minor altercation occurred between TDP workers and police officers. The state police took measures to maintain law and order and also detained Nara Lokesh, the son of TDP leader and party chief N. Chandrababu Naidu, in East Godavari district. TDP leaders criticized the police’s actions carried out late at night.
TDP workers were also taken into custody
Additionally, some party workers have reportedly been arrested by the police. A significant police force led by DIG Raghuram Reddy has been deployed in the area. CID officers have claimed that they possess evidence, which they have submitted to the High Court. All relevant material is included in the remand report, which they intend to present before taking Chandrababu Naidu to Vijayawada.