A city court on Tuesday granted conditional bail to YSR Telangana Party (YSRTP) leader Y. S. Sharmila, who was arrested and remanded to judicial custody for assaulting police personnel on duty.
Hearing the bail petition of Sharmila, the Nampally court granted her conditional bail. She has been asked to submit two sureties each of Rs 30,000 and take permission from the court before going abroad.
The court had on Monday night sent her to judicial custody for 14 days. She was subsequently shifted to Chanchalguda Jail.
The sister of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy was arrested on Monday morning when she allegedly assaulted police personnel while being detained for staging a protest without permission.
Sharmila allegedly manhandled two sub-inspectors and slapped a woman constable.
According to police, the driver of Sharmila’s car had not stopped the vehicle on their order and hit a constable injuring him.
Police had booked her and her two drivers under IPC section 353A(Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 332 (Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 509(Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 427 (Mischief causing damage).
The incident had occurred when police had gone to Sharmila’s house following information that she was going to the office of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) question paper leak. Since there was no permission for Sharmila’s visit to the SIT office, the police did not allow her to leave the house. As she sat in protest on the road in front of her house, she was arrested.
The YSRTP leader was taken to Jubilee Hills police station. Later, her mother Y. S. Vijayamma went to the police station to meet her. When she was stopped by the police, she had an argument with them. A video shows Vijayamma slapping a woman police constable.
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