Hyderabad, Jun 6 (PTI) An Andhra Pradesh minister has been booked for allegedly assaulting a realtor following a dispute over laying a drainage pipeline, police said today. On a complaint by real-estate businessman S Ram Reddy, Banjara Hills police last night registered a case against Health Minister Danam Nagender, a local Congress corporator and her husband under sections 448 (trespass) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC, they said.
According to police, Reddy was constructing a building on Road No 12, where a drainage pipeline was being laid. However, Banjara Hills corporator B Bharati and her husband Baba Naik arrived at the construction site yesterday and reportedly told the workers to stop the work saying it was illegal.
Reddy further complained that following a phone call from the corporator and her husband, the minister arrived at the site along with his supporters and indulged in an heated argument asking him to stop the work and allegedly assaulted him, a senior police officer said. Meanwhile, following a counter complaint lodged by the corporator, the police have also registered a case against the realtor under section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of IPC. Further investigations were on in both the cases, the police officer added.