HYDERABAD: Telangana High Court granted anticipatory bail to Dubbaka MLA M. Raghunandan Rao with certain conditions, in a case registered against him in January 2021 at Mattampally police station in Suryapet District.
Raghunandan Rao was accused of destroying sheds and inciting mobs to pelt stones during the visit of BJP leaders at survey number 540 at Gurrampode thanda of Mattampally mandal in Suryapet district. The police registered a case against Raghunandan along with Bandi Sanjay Kumar, president of the BJP Telangana unit.
Justice Ujjal Bhuyan of the High Court asked the counsel for Raghunandan why he did not approach the court earlier as the case was registered in January 2021. The counsel replied that the petitioner was apprehended earlier, but going by the political situation in the state, the petitioner, who was an MLA, apprehends arrest. Moreover, a lower court rejected his bail plea, the council said.