A magistrate in Maharashtra’s Nanded district on Monday extended the judicial custody of Telugu Desam Party Chief N. Chandrababu Naidu and 74 TDP leaders till July 26 after they refused to apply for bail.
Naidu and his colleagues were heading for the Babhli dam site on the Godavari river which they said would deprive Andhra Pradesh of its share of water.
TDP is organising an agitation over the emotive issue ahead of the assembly byelections in 12 constituencies in the Telangana region next week.
Naidu and the other leaders have been lodged at a polytechnic in Dharmabad in Nanded district instead of being allowed to go to the dam site.
Judicial Magistrate Deepak Matha, who visited the leaders said he had no option but to extend their custody as they refused to apply for bail unless they can the dam site.