Ex TDP MLA Chintamaneni Prabhakar has gone underground following harassment by the ruling party. The YCP government and the police booked seven cases in the past few weeks. The West Godavari police formed 12 teams to nab the absconding TDP leader. Finally, Chintamaneni surfaced in his native Duggirala village in the Pedavegi mandal. As he is planning to go and attend Chalo Atmakur protest, the police arrived at the village and arrested him.
Chintamaneni was taken to the Elur police station. His followers and TDP leaders gave lot of resistance to the police. They raised slogans condemning the false cases filed against their leader. His family members said that the police forcefully entered their house and checked every room without any authorisation. They created fear among the residents.
Chintamaneni Prabhakar was controversial for his attack on a woman tahsildar. He was considered a tough leader in West Godavari which led to the YCP focusing lot of attention to bring him down.