Arrest warrant against Andhra CM Naidu

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A Court in Maharashtra on Friday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and 15 others over the Babli barrage irrigation project agitation in Maharashtra in 2010. Soon after the news came out, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) workers staged a protest in Hyderabad.

The order issued by the first class judicial magistrate of Dharmabad in Nanded district directed the police to arrest all the accused and produce them in court by September 21.

In 2010, Naidu along with Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislators were arrested for violating prohibitory orders in Nanded.

TDP had then alleged that the barrage was being built illegally by the Maharastra government.

Apart from Naidu, AP State Water Resources Minister, Devineni Umamaheswara Rao, AP Social Welfare Minister, N Anand Babu and former MLA G Kamalakar who defected to TRS, were ordered to be arrested as they were also booked in the case.

They have been charged with the Indian Penal Code offences, including assault or criminal force, to deter public servant from discharge of duty, voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means, act endangering life or personal safety of others, criminal intimidation among others.

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