Lawyers to file recall petitions on behalf of Naidu

Lawyers to file recall petitions on behalf of Naidu

Indications are that none of those including Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu will be attending the local court in Dharmabad of Maharashtra on Friday in connection with a non-bailable warrant issued on them for violating orders during the agitation against Babli barrage ten years ago.

A week ago the Judicial First Class Magistrate, Dharmabad of Nanded district in Maharashtra NR Ghajbiye ordered the police to arrest the TDP leaders including Naidu and present them before him today, the 21 September. The Civil Judge, Junior Division, Dharmabad has actually set the first hearing of the case on 31 August 2013.

However, Naidu has decided not to attend the Dharmabad Court. He decided to send his lawyer Mr Subba Rao to file a petition to recall the Non-Bailable Warrant (NBW) issued against him by the court.  Sources in Amaravati say that all those that have received the NBW expect three Telangana politicians Prakash Goud, Gangula Kamalakar and Ratnam will be sending recall petitions through their advocates.

“The lawyers will be urging the court to give translated copies of all the related documents as all the orders are in local language Marathi. Simultaneously they will be pleading for a recall of the case and ask for more time to go through the orders,” a senior TDP functionary said adding that none of the party leaders including Naidu has ever received a notice from the said court.

Naidu will leave for America on Saturday to deliver a keynote address at a convention on “Financing Sustainable Agriculture – Global challenges and opportunities” on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. It may be mentioned that the ruling TDP has even expressed apprehension about the timing of the NBW to Naidu. Few even said that the ruling BJP at the centre was unhappy over Naidu addressing UN. 

"BJP president Amit Shah claimed that 25 summons were issued and I had willfully skipped. I verified with my office. Not even a single summon was received", Naidu said in the Assembly suspecting a plot by BJP and TRS to corner him with the Telangana assembly elections round the corner.