The Second Metropolitan Magistrate Court of Cyberabad on Monday directed the L.B. Nagar police to register a cheating case against Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram. The court was acting on a private complaint filed by an advocate N. Naresh Kumar, who is a member of Telangana Junior Advocates Association.

In his petition, Mr. Naresh Kumar sought the registration of a cheating case under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code against the Ministers. The petitioner contended that Mr. Chidambaram had made a statement on December 9, 2009 that process for formation of separate Telangana would be initiated. But 14 days later, he went back on his announcement. He pointed out that Mr. Shinde had recently announced that the Centre would decide on the demand for creating a separate Telangana State and that the decision would be announced on January 28.

Both the Ministers didn’t keep their promises and thus cheated people of Telangana, he stated. When contacted, the L.B. Nagar Inspector P. Srinivas Reddy said the court order was not yet received.

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