The Sadasivapet police registered cases against Congress legislator T. Jayaprakash Reddy on Monday under section 504 (for abusing) and 323 (for slapping) of IPC for manhandling one Chakali Balaraj.
Sadasivapet Circle Inspector N. Ravi confirmed registering the cases against the MLA. Mr. Balraj had already filed a complaint with the police on Sunday.
Mr. Jayaprakash Reddy had slapped Mr. Balraj during the Rachabanda programme at Sadasivapet two days ago for allegedly questioning the quality of rice supplied under Re. 1-a-kg rice scheme. An angry Mr. Reddy slapped him in the presence of district officials. Police said there was a possibility of the legislator being arrested in the case.