Tension at TDP leader's house as police move to arrest him

Tension prevailed at the residence of Andhra Pradesh's former minister and senior TDP leader Chintakayala Ayyanna Patrudu in Visakhapatnam district on Thursday as police remained deployed for a second day amid reports of his likely arrest.

Large number of police and paramilitary forces personnel descended near the minister's residence in Narsipatnam town late Wednesday after police served a notice on him for his alleged abusive comments against Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.

However, Patrudu was not at his house when a team of police officers went to serve the notice. They pasted the notice on the door and asked his staff to inform him about the notice.

Scores of workers of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) also rushed to the party leader's residence. They warned that their leader's arrest will have serious consequences.

The police had booked Patrudu for his alleged abusive and d