It may be recalled that he has been facing charges of grabbing land in the Green Fields housing society. Nampalli court has sanctioned him anticipatory bail in the case. When police last time took Sankar Rao to the station for questioning, he fell seriously ill and had to be shifted to hospital. Police were then blamed for roughing him up. Several Dalit leaders condemned the police for the way they handled the case.
The former minister earlier got a stay on his prosecution. However, the high court has recently lifted the stay on the former minister’s prosecution. It was after the vacation that the police took him to the station. Fearing arrest, Sankar Rao applied for anticipatory bail.