Hyderabad: Frontal organization Telangana Vidyarthi Vedika’s state president Maddileti and his deputy Nalamasa Krishna were detained by a group of policemen in plain clothes on Tuesday, at Telangana Praja Front office at Bahadurpura in the city. They were shifted to Gadwal district in connection with a case registered against them a week ago.
Maddileti said that the men were very rude and didn’t respond to any of his queries. They did not even have a warrant with them. “They did not inform me on what grounds they were picking me up. There are already cases against our people in Gadwal. The government is also harassing us for raising our voice against them,” he said.
Meanwhile, his wife Chandrakala said that the police teams did not give any reason for a search when they first came to their house on Oct 8. “They forced my arms behind and pushed me away. When I questioned them as to what they were looking for, one of them threatened to shoot me. I was alone at home with my small daughter and there was not even a single woman in the police team,” she said.
Telangana Vidyarthi Vedika members claimed that the arrests made was revenge from the Government for raising their voice in a democratic manner. “During the fight for the state, we have all joined KCR with a hope that our children will get free education and jobs. But after he became Chief Minister, when we are demanding for the same in a democratic way, we are being suppressed,” they said.
Maddileti and Krishna are likely to be produced before the court.
TVV is accused of recruiting cadres for the banned maoist outfit and also for spreading over ground activities and even arranging funds for the group. Earlier TVVs two leaders were arrested at Gadwal and Dr Jagan, an assistant professor at Osmania University was also arrested on the same allegations.
A habeas corpus petition has been filed in the Telangana High court against the illegal detention of Telangana Vidyarthi Vedika state president, Maddileti and vice-president, Nalamasa Krishna. The petition was moved by Maddileti’s wife and other family members of Krishna.
They stated that the two persons were arrested illegally, accusing them of having links with a banned Maoist party, without showing any proof or warrant. They also prayed the court to direct the police to produce the illegally arrested persons before the court.
Meanwhile, People’s organizations termed the arrests of Maddileti, Nalamasa Shankar, Dr Jagan and other members of TVV as illegal. They demanded that the arrested persons should be released unconditionally and the government and police department should also stop the unlawful arrests of people’s organization’s members.