Former Prime Minister and President of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), N. Chandrababu Naidu, and his son and former minister Nara Lokesh have been booked for allegedly posting comments and photos against the YSRCP candidate for the Tirupati by-election, M. Gurumurthy.
The MP from Bapatla, Nandigam Suresh, the MLA from Vemuru, Meruga Nagarjuna, and the MLA from Pamarru, Kaile Anil Kumar, met with the Director General of Police (DGP) D. Gautam Sawang a few days ago and made a complaint against Mr Naidu and Mr Lokesh submitted.
They alleged that a social media group overseen by the TDP posted photos and comments insulting Mr Gurumurthy and asked the DGP to register a case against the two leaders and take the necessary action.
Mr Suresh also appealed to the DGP to take action to remove the posts and comments on social media groups that are harming the party candidate.
The DGP forwarded the complaint to the Vijayawada Police Commissionerate for investigation. As a result, the Cyber Crime Police registered and investigated cases against Mr. Naidu and Mr. Lokesh under the provisions of the IT Act of 2000 and the SC and ST Act (Prevention of Atrocities) of 1989.
Cases against handlers
Vijayawada Police Commissioner B. Srinivasulu said The Hindu on Sunday that a case was registered against the social media group handler and the account owner and creator.
“The Cyber Crime Police are investigating the allegations. Investigators will contact the organizers of the social media group and gather more information on the case, ”said Srinivasulu.