ANANTAPUR: D. Hirehal police in Anantapur district have registered a case against Telugu Desam general secretary Nara Lokesh for his social media comment on Rayadurgam MLA K. Ramachandra Reddy.
The case has been booked after a YSRC activist V. Bojaraj Naik lodged a complaint with police on April 30 accusing Lokesh of defaming the Rayadurgam MLA. D. Hirehal police have registered the case under sections 153(A), 505 and 506.
Police sources disclosed the issue on Saturday.
In the FIR, the complainant said through his tweet, Lokesh has provoked people against Ramachandra Reddy and damaged the latter’s image. The TD general secretary put out the tweet after a TD worker G. V. S. Murthy was attacked by people of Rampuram village in Karnataka.
TD politburo member Kalava Srinivasulu lashed out at YSRC government for harassing TD leaders across the state. “Instead of taking action against illicit activities of YSRC leaders, why have D. Hirehal police registered a case against our party leader,” he asked.