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Non-bailable warrant against Punch Prabhakar

Non-bailable warrant against Punch Prabhakar

The Central Bureau of Investigation has readied non-bailable arrest warrant against NRI social media activist C Prabhakar Reddy alias Punch Prabhakar for his alleged abusive, derogatory and contemptuous postings and video comments against the judiciary in Andhra Pradesh.

The CBI informed the same to the high court through an affidavit recently and sent the copies of the affidavit to all the petitioners on Thursday.

In the affidavit, the CBI said lookout notices had been served on Prabhakar on November 1 and obtained arrest warrant from the court on November 8. A letter was written to the Interpol on November 9, asking for its help in arresting the accused.

“Discussions were on with the Interpol on getting him arrested. Negotiations were also held with YouTube representatives on November 15 on the removal of contemptuous videos from the site,” the CBI said.

Stating that all the concerned persons were being interrogated, the CBI said in the affidavit that Prabhakar was accused No. 17 in the case and efforts were on to arrest the person.

The CBI also got the warrants issued against another NRI Mani Annapureddy in the case and contacted Interpol in Washington to execute their arrest.

The agency had earlier ascertained their location by getting a Blue Notice issued against them through the Interpol.

The CBI has already filed charge sheets against six others — Sridhar Reddy Avuthu, Jalagam Venkata Satyanarayana, Guda Sridhar Reddy, Sreenath Suswaram, Kishore Kumar Darisa alias Kishore Reddy Darisa and Sudduluri Ajay Amruth — in the case.

These accused were arrested by CBI on October 22 from different places in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and are currently in jail. Earlier, five others were arrested in the case.

In all, 11 separate charge sheets have been filed against all the eleven accused arrested by CBI so far in the case.

CBI had registered a case in the matter on November 11 last year against 16 accused and taken over the investigation of 12 FIRs from CID, Andhra Pradesh following Andhra HC orders.

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