Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader N Chandrababu Naidu was arrested by the Andhra Pradesh Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Saturday morning, 9 September, in connection with alleged corruption case.
The police also tried to arrests Naidu in the early hours of Saturday by was restrained by a group of TDP workers who resisted the late night arrest.
The party has also alleged that former CM was not informed by the police about the reason behind his arrest.
"For the past 45 years, I have selflessly served Telugu people. I am prepared to sacrifice my life to safeguard the interests of Telugu people. No force on earth can stop me from serving Telugu people, my Andhra Pradesh and my motherland," Naidu posted in X.
“I did not commit any malpractice or corruption. CID arrested me without any proper information and I asked them to show the evidence but they refused to show and attached my name to the FIR without my role,” Naidu said before he was taken into custody, as quoted by news agency ANI.
Naidu has been charged under various section of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Prevention of Corruption Act. The sections include:
Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy)
420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property)