Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy's son-in-law and religious preacher Anil Kumar was on Monday arrested after he surrendered before Khammam district police in connection with violation of the model code of conduct.
"A case was registered against Anil Kumar and three other pastors for violation of election code of conduct and defying police orders after they used the religious congregation at Karunagiri in Khammam for political canvassing on March 26," Khammam District Superintendent of Police Mahesh Bhagwat told PTI over phone.
Following a complaint by Khammam Rural Mandal Tahsildar, the police had registered a case against Kumar and other pastors who were arrested on April 1, Bhagwat said.
"Anil Kumar surrendered before me on Monday after which he was arrested. He was later released on bail after production of sureties and fulfilling other criteria," Bhagwat said.
The charges under violation of model code of conduct besides political canvassing also included distribution of pamphlets (without printer's name) and cash appealing to vote for Congress, the police officer said.
The three other pastors -- Shekhar Babu, Satyapal and Hanumanth Rao -- were already out on bail following their arrest on April 1, he added.