The Chanchalguda Jail Officials are likely to initiate stern action against YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy for undertaking indefinite fast since Sunday without prior permission. Though he have given a oral explanation to the officials, Yuva Neta refused to offer a written statement on what grounds he has sat on fast.
As a result, IPC Sections 302 (treatment of hunger strikes) and 593 of AP Prison Rules 1979 and IPC Sections 52 (prosecution) and 46 of AP Prison Act 1984 will be coming into effect. Section 593 will allow the jail officials to forcibly fed the fasting inmates if it is the only option to keep them alive. Under section 52, a fasting prisoner will lose all the privileges he/she would be getting as a special class prisoner. They can also be prosecuted and liable to 1 year imprisonment.
A prison doctor has been checking the health condition of Jagan ever since he took up the fast and officials have warned him of serious consequences if he refuses to take food. Now, the two options for Jagan are either to get ready for force-fed or face 1 year imprisonment.
Central Industrial Security Force has been deployed outside Chanchalguda prison to prevent the protests of YSR Congress activists and Telanganites.