A court in Andhra Pradesh Monday directed police to book cases of cheating against central ministers Sushilkumar Shinde and P. Chidambaram over the issue of a Telangana issue.
The Ranga Reddy district court directed the L.B. Nagar police station on the outskirts of Hyderabad to register the case against the two ministers. The court gave the direction on a complaint by a lawyer who alleged that the two ministers cheated the people of Telangana by going back on their announcements to carve out a separate state. The petitioner said Home Minister Shinde had promised Dec 28 after an all-party meeting that the issue would be solved in a month.
On Dec 9, 2009, then home minister Chidambaram had announced that the process for the formation of Telangana state would be initiated. The petitioner alleged that Chidambaram later backtracked, thus cheating the people.