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Andhra Opposition erupts over ‘illegal’ arrest of Woman Leader

Telugu Mahila General Secretary Mulpuri Sai Kalyani was on Saturday arrested by Gannavaram police on Monday. She was arrested with being charged with having a connection with the violence that took place between the ruling YSRC and Opposition TDP workers at Gannavaram on February 20. 

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The TDP leaders took exception to the manner in which she was arrested and the arrest created a lot of commotion.

Allegedly, the police barged into Sai Kalyani’s bedroom. In a video, which went viral on social media, it can be seen that Kalyani is asking the woman cop to leave the bedroom as she wanted to change her clothes. The women police, however, refused to budge, which led to an argument. However, police maintained that they followed due procedure while arresting Sai Kalyani. But, the police backed their officers and stated that the arrest was conducted following due process.

Violence had erupted in Gannavaram with suspected YSRC cadre attacking the TDP office and setting fire to a few vehicles. The situation turned worse when TDP leaders, including K Pattabhi and others, reached the spot. Pattabhi was also arrested in the case earlier.

According to the statement by the police, Kalyani, who was accused in two cases registered in connection with the Gannavaram violence, was trying to evade the investigation. The police stated that Kalyani applied for anticipatory bail but it was rejected.

TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu severely condemned the arrest. He went on to unleash a barrage of insults and attacks on the YSRC party and stated that the police arrested a woman because she questioned the government.

Chandrababu Naidu’s son and TDP General Secretary Nara Lokesh stated that this arrest of Kalyani was illegal. He added that the police have tarnished the image of the system by behaving with a woman in such a manner.

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