The political atmosphere in Andhra Pradesh suddenly turned grim this morning with the sleuths of Crime Investigation Department (CID) issuing notices to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo and former Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu and the former Municipal Minister Narayana to appear before them in connection with what they termed Amaravathi land scam.
The six-member team reached the Babu’s residence in Hyderabad this morning and waited to meet him. However, they handed over the notices to one of his officials at the residence and left the place. The notice was issued under section 41-A (1) of CRPC by the Deputy Superintendent of Police (CID) A Lakshmi Narayana Rao asking Babu to appear before him in person on March 23 at 11 am at his office in Mangalgiri town in Guntur district.
The letter further stated that Chandrababu Naidu being Accused No.1 in a complaint No.5/2021 under section 166,167, 217, 120-B r/w 34, 35, 36 & 37 of SC, ST (POA) Act 1989 and Section 7 of AP Assigned Lands Act (POT) Act 1977 lodged by the Mangalgiri MLA Alla Ramakrishna Reddy should appear before him for questioning in the above complaint.
Meanwhile, the TDP party termed it as a political vendetta besides several leaders raised their voices against the YSRCP government for using CID to witch-hunt Chandrababu. Bonda Uma pointed out at the High Court’s decision earlier that there was no malpractice taken place in the Amaravathi land scam.
A similar letter of notice was also issued to former Minister Narayana. The cops personally met Narayana and handed it over to him and took his acknowledgement.