TDP ex-MLA JC Prabhakar Reddy booked under SC/ST atrocities, arrested

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  7 Aug 2020 1:13 PM GMT
TDP ex-MLA JC Prabhakar Reddy booked under SC/ST atrocities, arrested

Anantapur: The Kadapa police, on 7 August, arrested JC Prabhakar Reddy for abusing and heckling a Inspector of Police, Cops arrested the former legislator under SC/ST atrocities Act. Police also registered cases against the former TDP MLA'sson Asmith Reddy for violating COVID-19 guidelines a day after their release from Kadapa central jail. Cases were also registered against 31 Telugu Desam Party (TDP) activists and J.C Pavan Reddy for defying COVID-19 norms and taking out rallies in support of their leader.

Prabhakar and Asmith were arrested in connection with the BS-IV vehicle registration scam. As many as 38 cases were filed against the two for allegedly converting scrap vehicles to BS-IV vehicles.

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Hours after his release from prison, the former MLA was embroiled in a tussle with the cops when he heckled and abused the officers on duty near Tadipatri in Anantapur district. On Thursday, Prabhakar's followers had gathered in front of the prison, in violation of COVID-19 norms, to welcome their leader. They had also arranged a rally from Kadapa to Anantapur. It was during the rally that the former MLA had heckled and abused an officer on duty.

The video of the incident had gone viral on social media. The local people also criticised the rally as it disrupted 108 ambulance services in the area.

The Anantapur police have registered a case against Prabhakar under Section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servants from the discharge of his duty) of the IPC and under SC/ST Anti-atrocities Act.

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