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TDP’s Galla, Jailed for Protesting Andhra Capital Plan, Gets Bail

A case under various non-bailable sections of IPC was registered against the Guntur MP.

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Jayadev Galla, TDP MP (Image for representation purpose only)
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Telugu Desam Party MP Galla Jayadev, who was arrested in the wee hours of Tuesday, 21 January, for protesting in Amaravati against the State Cabinet’s approval for three capitals, has been granted bail by Mangalagiri Magistrate Court, ANI reported.

A case under various non-bailable sections of IPC was registered against the Guntur MP, police officials were quoted as saying to PTI.

Earlier, Galla was produced before the Mangalagiri magistrate at about 3 am. He was denied bail and was later lodged in the Guntur sub-jail around 4:30 am.

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Hundreds of farmers and women reached the Legislature complex, defying prohibitory order and breaking police security cordon on Monday, 20 January, as part of the ongoing agitation demanding that Amaravati be retained as the state capital.

Some of the protesters allegedly pelted stones at the police personnel, resulting in injuries to at least six constables, according to Guntur Rural SP C Vijaya Rao. Followers of the Guntur MP were also allegedly involved in the attack on police personnel.
TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu was detained amid a “bus rally” in solidarity with the farmers’ agitation demanding that Amaravati be continued as Andhra Pradesh’s capital.
TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu was detained amid a “bus rally” in solidarity with the farmers’ agitation demanding that Amaravati be continued as Andhra Pradesh’s capital.
(Photo: ANI)

Meanwhile, TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu and several MLAs of his party, were taken into custody as they attempted to carry out a foot march from the Assembly to the nearby Mandadam village late on Monday night of 20 January. They were taken on a ride in police vehicles around various villages in the capital region.

Even after the Chief Minister's convoy reached his residence at the end of the day's session of Assembly, the police did not release Naidu and other TDP leaders. They were finally set free only after midnight. TDP state president K Kala Venkata Rao strongly condemned the police action.

(With inputs from PTI & ANI.)

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