Opposition parties have condemned Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) for arresting Congress leader MP Revanth Reddy and demanded his release. Reddy was arrested by the Cyberabad police last week on the charges of flying drones on Minister of Industries KT Rama Rao’s farmhouse to capture images.
Revanth was taken to court and was remanded 14 days judicial custody at Cherlapally jail.
Telangana Jana Samiti chief Kodandaram stated that flying a drone is a bailable offence. But, the authorities intentionally made it liable to be a non-bailable section to send him to jail.
“We demand that he should be released immediately,” he added, condemning Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s stand on the issue.
Communist Party of India (CPI) state secretary Chada Venkat Reddy also condemned the arrest.
Several senior Congress leaders also held a press meet, which included Mulugu MLA Seethakka, former state minister Mohammed Ali Shabbir and ex-Chevella MP, Konda Vishweshwar Reddy. All of them condemned the arrest and demanded his immediate release.
The case was registered by the Narsingi police, which had earlier also booked the MP’s brother Krishna Reddy and seven others for illegally using the drone to capture images of the farmhouse and its surroundings in Miyakhangadda.
They also asked the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to clarify their stand on whether the farmhouse in question was illegal or not.