Telangana BJP president and Karimnagar MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar was today sent on to 14 days of judicial remand by a court in Karimnagar on allegations of violating Covid prevention orders issued by the state government and obstructing the duties of the police.
The court also remanded five others to judicial custody along with Bandi.
The police alleged that the state BJP chief had obstructed them from discharging their duties and registered two FIRs against Bandi and other BJP leaders, and invoked section 353 of the IPC.
The counsel representing Bandi raised objections against the invocation of the said section before the magistrate during arguments on Bandi's bail petition.
The police also mentioned ten criminal cases filed against Bandi in their remand report, and urged the court to not give bail to him.
After listening to the arguments of the two sides, the court dismissed the bail petition of Bandi and sent him to judicial remand on the basis of the second FIR filed against him.
Bandi was taken to the Karimnagar district jail after the pronouncement of the orders of the court.
The counsel for Bandi urged the court to provide food to Bandi in the jail only after it is tasted by the jailor. The court responded positively to the plea and asked the jailor to taste the food before serving it to the sitting MP of Karimnagar.
For the unversed, the police had busted Bandi's protest against GO 371 and arrested him on Sunday night. He was later taken to the Manakondur police station, and then to the police training centre, before being produced before the court.