A local court on Monday directed the Cyberabad police to investigate the charge that former Union home minister P Chidambaram and present home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde cheated the people of Telangana by issuing false statements on the statehood issue.
Second metropolitan magistrate Durga Prasad gave the orders to LB Nagar police to probe the complaint filed by the president of junior advocates’ association of Telangana (JAAT) N Naresh Kumar.
“During the all-party meeting convened by the Centre in New Delhi on December 28 last year to resolve the Telangana issue, Shinde said the issue would be resolved within a month. He, however, went back on his statement which amounts to cheating the people of the region,” Naresh Kumar told Express. Similarly, former Union home minister P Chidambaram, on December 9, 2009, said the process of creating the separate Telangana state would be initiated. Following agitations in Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema, he too went back on his statement on December 23, 2009, creating despair and confusion among the youth of Telangana, he said.
Naresh Kumar said the acts of Chidambaram and Shinde amount to cheating the people of the region and sought the court’s direction to refer the matter to the police for investigation under Section 420 (cheating).
Allowing the petition, the court asked the police to submit a report by February 14.
When contacted, LB Nagar police inspector P Srinivas Reddy said they are yet to receive the court orders.