Chandrababu Naidu Incarcerated in Rajamahendravaram Central Prison:
Telugu Desam Party leader N. Chandrababu Naidu arrived at Rajamahendravaram Central Prison early on Monday after a Vijayawada court ordered his 14-day judicial custody in a multi-crore corruption case, according to officials. He made the journey of nearly 200 kilometers from Vijayawada to reach the prison located in East Godavari district.
“Chandrababu Naidu entered the prison around 1:20 am,” said P. Jagadish, Superintendent of Police for East Godavari district, as reported by PTI.
The court provided certain amenities to Babu during his judicial custody, including home-cooked food, medication, and a special room. Given the perceived threat to his life, the 73-year-old former chief minister has been given a separate accommodation within the jail. He holds a Z-plus category security status.
Naidu’s son and TDP general secretary, Nara Lokesh, followed his father to the prison gates and waited there for a while before departing.
According to the detention order, the judge noted that there were valid reasons to believe the allegations against Naidu, and the standard 24-hour period was insufficient for a complete investigation. Babu’s arrest in the Skill Development Corporation scam case took place during a pre-dawn operation on Saturday in Nandyala, where officers approached the caravan in which he was sleeping. The CID arrested him at approximately 6 a.m. from a marriage hall near where his caravan was parked.