Case lodged against Vijayasanthi, EC issues notice
High drama was witnessed at the residence of TRS MP Vijayasanthi here on Friday as police tried to arrest her for allegedly making inflammatory remarks for which she was also served a notice by the Election Commission.
Hyderabad: High drama was witnessed at the
residence of TRS MP Vijayasanthi here on Friday as police tried to
arrest her for allegedly making inflammatory remarks for which
she was also served a notice by the Election Commission.
A police team, led by Banjara Hills Assistant
Commissioner of Police (ACP) A Ravinder, went to the residence
of Vijayasanthi, a popular South Indian actress of yesteryear,
at posh Jubilee Hills which was resisted strongly by a large
group of TRS leaders.
The policemen had difficulty in going inside the
residence of Vijayashanti as the TRS activists raised slogans
condemning the police. Senior TRS leader N Narasimha Reddy
alleged that the policemen were behaving like "goondas" and
their action was a conspiracy by the ruling Congress.
Vijayasanthi has reportedly asked Telangana supporters
to "chop down the foes of Telangana" while addressing a
gathering of TRS workers at the party office few days ago.
police have booked a case under IPC Sections 153-A
(Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of
religion, race, place of birth and residence) and 505 (2)
(Statements creating or promoting enmity, ill-will or hatred
After high drama for some time, policemen went inside
the residence of Vijayasanthi and they found that she was not
present there. Stating that they would come later, the police
team left the place.
Vijayasanthi, who returned home later, said she
went to a hospital as she was not well.
Wondering how come the police enter her house when she
was not present, Vijayasanthi, however, asserted that she is
ready for any sacrifice for the sake of separate Telangana
"What I said was only a slogan in support of
Telangana. This is nothing but an attempt to suppress our
voice," she claimed.
Maintaining that she would not be afraid of arrest,
she said she would be available at her home.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission has issued a notice
to the MP for her alleged inflammatory comments.
"The comments are objectionable and amount to
violation of model code of conduct. A notice has been served
on her seeking an explanation. She should reply to it by 11 am
on July four. The notice states that if she does not reply or
if the reply is not satisfactory, Election Commission would
take action," state Chief Electoral Officer I V Subba Rao told
Police went to the residence of Vijayashanti earlier
in the day too but she was not present in her house, police
The Chief Electoral Officer said yesterday that suo
moto cognisance was taken of the comments made by