Andhra Pradesh

Roja files case against police for detaining her

Roja files case against police for detaining her

YSR Congress Party MLA R K Roja on Tuesday filed a case against the police for confining her at the Gannavaram airport on her way to attend Women’s Parliament last week.

In her petition, Roja complained that the police personnel wrongfully confined her at the airport without any provocation from her. She said she had been invited for the convention organized by the AP government and as a public representative, she had every right to move around in any place. She appealed to the court to take action against the police officials, who confined her and sent back to Hyderabad without allowing her to participate in the convention.

Speaking to the media, Roja said her confinement at the airport was illegal as she did not cause any law and order problem. “I received an invite for the Women’s Parliament Convention at Amaravati and I was simply going to attend it. To my utter shock, police rounded me up and bundled me in their vehicle and forcibly sent me back to Hyderabad,” she said, adding that the incident was a clear example of Chandrababu Naidu government’s undemocratic and anti-women style of functioning. (NSS)