High Court Unhappy on Revanth Reddy’s Arrest!
On Tuesday, the Hyderabad High Court expressed its unhappiness over the manner Telangana police arrested state Congress working President Revanth Reddy from his house at mid night.
The court questioned the state government what was the need for taking the Congress leader into custody.It heard thrice the habeas corpus petition filed by Congress leader V. Narender Reddy and in the evening summoned the Advocate General to record his statement.
Advocate General B.S. Prasad asked for time till Wednesday to submit the evidence to justify Revanth's arrest.Earlier, the police submitted to the court that they took him into custody as his call for protest against KCR will create law and order disturbances.
The court observed that there was nothing wrong in Revanth calling for a shutdown and asked the police to provide evidence to justify its action.Revanth was arrested from his residence at 3 am ahead of KCR's election rally at Kosgi in Kodangal constituency.
After the completion of KCR's rally in the evening, police had released Revanth Reddy. The Congress leader alleged that the TRS had planned to create disturbances in Kodangal in the next 48 hours.
He claimed that KCR was using police to suppress the opposition and using money to influence the voters.Revanth had called for a shutdown in Kodangal to protest against police raids at his house last week.
The Election Commission had also issued a notice to Reddy over his threat. A police officer said a case was booked against Revanth Reddy on a complaint by the Electoral Officer.
The Congress party strongly opposed the arrest of its leader and lodged a complaint with the Election Commission.Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted that Revanth's arrest is a proof of KCR's autocratic rule.
In the comments in Telugu on his Twitter handle, the Congress leader said the arrest cannot stop the Congress' march. He also said that TRS power is going to end.Senior Congress leader S. Jaipal Reddy opposed the manner that police arrested Revanth. He said the fear of election defeat made KCR to do this thing.
But state's Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar denied the allegations that they are biased. He said they treat all political parties equally.