YSR Congress MP charged with sedition for criticising CM Jagan Mohan Reddy

Andhra Pradesh’s Crime Investigation Division on Friday arrested Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Social gathering MP Kanumuri Raghurama Krishnam Raju on fees of sedition from his residence in Hyderabad, reported The Occasions of India.

CID officers stated that Raju had been engaged in delivering “hate speeches towards sure communities and selling disaffection towards the federal government”.

The MP from Narsapuram was booked below sections 124A (sedition), 153A (selling enmity between completely different teams), 505 (incite, any class or group of individuals to commit any offence) learn with 120B (legal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code, reported The Indian Categorical.

Raju has been important of Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy for the previous few months. He hit out on the chief minister on the alleged mismanagement of the coronavirus disaster, opposed the introduction of the English language in faculties and alleged assaults on Hindu temples within the state.

The arrest got here days after Raju requested a particular Central Bureau of Investigation court docket to cancel the bail granted to Reddy in a 2012 disproportionate belongings case.

The case towards Reddy was about allegations of legal conspiracy following which the Enforcement Directorate had hooked up the chief minister’s property value almost Rs 2,500 crore in 2016. The ED’s investigation had proven that a number of investments had been made in his firm after his father YS Rajashekara Reddy was made chief minister in 2004.

On Friday, the CID stated that Raju was arrested for spreading disaffection towards the federal government.

“A preliminary enquiry ordered by ADG [Additional Director General of Police] CID PV Sunil Kumar discovered that by his speeches on common foundation Raju was indulging in systematic, schematic effort to trigger tensions among the many communities and by attacking numerous authorities dignitaries in a method which is able to trigger lack of religion within the authorities which they characterize,” the CID stated in a press release, in keeping with The Occasions of India.

Raju’s son Bharat claimed that his father was taken away and not using a warrant. “My father underwent a bypass surgical procedure round 4 months in the past,” he stated. “It was his birthday as we speak. How can they simply choose up an MP from a neighbouring state with out even issuing a warrant?”

The MP had stop the YSR Congress years in the past however joined it once more simply earlier than the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, reported NDTV. After quitting from the YSR Congress, he had switched sides to the Telugu Desam Social gathering and the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering.

The CBI has additionally registered two instances towards Raju on fees of defrauding banks and a mortgage default case.

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