Kadapa: With less than a week to go for the elections, 40 policemen searched the houses of the Telugu Desam MP Mr C.M. Ramesh and his neighbours. This marks yet another action against a Telugu Desam leader in the run-up to the elections.
Later, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu sat on a dharna to protest income-tax raids on party leaders.
Mild tension built up in Potladurthi village where Mr Ramesh’s house is located when the MP objected to the search and asked for a warrant. The Yerraguntla urban inspector Mr B. V. Ramana, who was heading the team, replied that they were on election duty and did not need a warrant.
Mr Ramesh immediately called the superintendent of police Mr Abhishek Mohanty, who reportedly replied, “Let them do their duty.”
Mr Ramesh then allowed the police to enter his house.
Mr Mohanty recently replaced Mr Rahul Dev Sharma, whose transfer was ordered by the Election Commission.