Chiranjeevi "cheated" over Telangana: Complaint in court
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Last Updated: Friday, April 29, 2011, 00:30
Hyderabad: Two members of Telangana Advocates Joint Action Committee today approached a local court, seeking registration of criminal case against Praja Rajyam Party chief K Chiranjeevi and 12 others for "cheating" Telangana people by allegedly making a "u-turn" on the separate statehood issue.

The petitioners Akula Srinivas (a former PRP leader) and B Narasimha Reddy, said in the complaint filed in magistrate's court that PRP leaders had extended support to Telangana statehood in 2009 Assembly elections campaign.

PRP had also assured support during the all-party meeting convened by the Chief Minister, said their lawyer Syed Latifuddin.

"However, Chiranjeevi and other PRP leaders later made a u-turn after Centre's December 9 statement over Telangana and instead supported United Andhra Pradesh. Due to their acts and statements youths from Telangana region committed suicides... besides the people were cheated," he alleged.

The complainants have sought registration of a case under sections 417 (cheating) and 306 (abetment to commit suicide) of the IPC.

Court has posted the matter for hearing on May 5. Last week, another petition filed in the local court had alleged that TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu and 11 others cheated people by making a volte-face on Telangana issue.


First Published: Friday, April 29, 2011, 00:30

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