Tammineni Sitaram, the Speaker of the Andhra Pradesh (AP) Assembly, on the 13th of December, issued an order to register criminal cases against those who entered the Assembly premises without permission.
Mr. Sitaram directed the Guntur District Police Station to act upon the issued order and identify the individuals who entered the Assembly premises without permission.
The orders came after a protest was staged by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on the 12th of December. The TDP protested against Government Order (GO) No. 2430, which restricts the media from writing defamatory news against the AP Government. TDP President Chandrababu Naidu, along with TDP members, protested near the AP Assembly gate in Guntur.
During the protest, a few TDP workers and activists got into a fight with the marshals when the TDP leaders tried to storm the Assembly premises through the main gate with placards.
The marshals opposed the entry of the TDP leaders with placards and asked them to leave the placards and badges outside the gate. However, the leaders did not listen and behaved violently and broke the laws by entering the Assembly in this manner.
On the 13th of December, AP Assembly Speaker Tammineni Sitaram informed the Assembly about the issued order against the outsiders who violated the rules and entered the premises. He also ordered the Guntur Police to investigate the incident.
The Police registered a case and launched an investigation upon receiving Tammineni Sitaram’s instructions.
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