Adireddy Bhavani, a member of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP,) on the 10th of February, filed a complaint against online trolling at a special Disha police station in Andhra Pradesh (A.P.)
On the 8th of February, Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (A.P.,) launched a special Disha police station in Rajamahendravaram.
The Disha police station was launched after the A.P., Government passed the A.P., Disha Act, 2019.
The Act was proposed and passed in the A.P., Assembly after the recent brutal Disha rape and murder incident took place in Telangana. The Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) Government passed the Act for cases related to sexual harassment, molestation and rape.
Adireddy Bhavani, a TDP Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA,) filed the complaint in relation to a few derogatory comments against her on social media platforms.
In her complaint, Ms. Bhavani requested the police officers at the Disha police station in Rajamahendravaram to register a case and take strict action against the culprits. Ms. Bhavani was accompanied to the police station by TDP MLAs Vanglapudi Anitha, Vegulla Jogeswara Rao and a few Party leaders.
However, the DeputyDirector Superintendent of Police (DSP) did not file a complaint and informed Ms. Bhavani the Disha police station is yet to come into effect, due to which her complaint cannot be registered.
The DSP’s statement angered the female TDP leaders, leading to a heated argument.
The TDP MLAs also criticised the YSRCP Government for not considering their complaint despite the launch of the special Disha Act, the Disha police station and a Disha mobile app.