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AP HC stays arrest of TRS chief`s daughter

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 23:48

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh High Court
on Tuesday stayed arrest TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao`s daughter
Kavitha, who was charged with instigating people to stop the
release of `Adurs`.

Police had initiated criminal proceedings against
Kavitha, President of Telangana Jana Jagruthi, a cultural
outfit of TRS, on her statement for allegedly calling upon the
TRS activists to prohibit the release of Telugu cinema
`Adurs`, in which Jr NTR (grandson of late N T Rama Rao)
played lead role.
Kavitha gave the call in attempt to protest against the
activities of certain film directors and producers who have
been canvassing for "Samaikya Andhra" (United Andhra Pradesh),
which is against creation of a separate statehood for
Telangana region, police said.

The petitioner contended that she did not give any
provocative statement as such and that she only expressed her
dissent over the activities of certain film producers and
directors who had been insulting the Telangana sentiments.
Kavitha claimed that she has every democratic right to
convey her point of view and there is no proof of she having
done anything to instigate the people to indulge in arson and
looting and that the charges made against her were ill-founded
and politically motivated.

She also alleged that framing of the case was an abuse of
the process of the court to sub-serve political ends of
certain people.

Justice P Swaroop Reddy after hearing granted stay of
all further proceedings, including her arrest.


First Published: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 23:48
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