Vijayawada, September 10: The Andhra Pradesh police have imposed prohibitory orders banning rallies and meetings across the state. Soon after Vijayawada ACB Court pronounced its order remanding former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu to judicial custody in the alleged skill development scam, the police issued orders clamping Section 144 of CrPC across the state.

Section 144, which forbids gatherings of four or more persons, will be in force in all mandals (blocks). The orders were apparently imposed to prevent any protest by the opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP). Chandrababu Naidu Arrested: TDP Chief Sent to Judicial Custody Till September 22 in Skill Development Corporation Scam Case.

Several parts of the state have witnessed protests since Saturday after Naidu was arrested by the Crime Investigation Department (CID) in Nandyal.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Sep 10, 2023 08:49 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website