The Junior Civil Judge at the Udayagiri court issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against Nellore MP Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy in connection with a long-pending case registered at the Dornala police station in Marripadu area in 1988.
The judge ordered police officials concerned to execute the NBW against the MP without any delay. The judge’s order came in the wake of the inordinate delay being caused in the execution of a pending NBW which was issued two to three years ago after the MP did not attend the court at that time.
Mr. Rajamohan Reddy was cited as the main accused in the case, as per which, the MP, along with some others, made an attack on Dornala police station, damaged furniture and forcibly took away some persons who were in police custody. The incident took place in 1988.
Responding to the case, Mr. Rajamohan Reddy said that a lawyer, who was supposed to appear before the court in 2002, did not do so which might have led to some complications. He said that he was the Udayagiri MLA at that time and had rushed from Nellore to Dornala after several of their party followers were beaten up and wrongfully held in a private, abandoned house there. The victimised followers belonged to Padamatinayudu Palle in Marripadu mandal.
The MP said that the SI had made the arrests at the behest of a local strongman but, when they visited the place, no policeman was to be seen at the abandoned house where their followers were held captive. It took place around 11 a.m. on December 26, 1988. A meeting was also held there in the evening to condemn the arrests but no police officer arrived at the scene, the MP said.