Maharashtra police arrested the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders with Naidu on Friday, Jul 16, when they were trying to reach to Babli dam and were protesting against Maharashtra government.
They alleged that Maharashtra is building the dam illegally and would deprive Andhra Pradesh of its due share of Godavari waters.
Naidu had made it clear that the TDP group would not return without visiting the Babli dam.
TDP leaders, who were kept in custody at an industrial training college in Dharmabad, had vowed not to return without visiting the Babli project.
Ashok Chavan, Maharashtra Chief Minister, rejected their demand, saying this would create law and order problems.
He also directed the Maharashtra police to deal with TDP leaders as per the law.