TJAC chairman Kodandaram detained again
THE HANS INDIA |
Aug 13,2017 , 09:20 AM IST
Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) Chairman M Kodandaram was once again detained along with his followers for the second time as he attempted to attend a town hall meeting in Nizamabad.
Speaking to the Times of India, Kodandaram was quoted saying, “This is gross misuse of police force who failed to give a legal answer to our detention. They simply said they were acting on the orders from above. We have already informed the police officials that there would be no public meeting or rally. Despite that, why did the police lock the town hall and arrest us?"
He further said, "Are we terrorists? Why are so many policemen following us? Don’t we have the right to express what we feel? Are we really in democracy? They have to arrest the TRS activists who attacked us on Friday. Instead, police are trying to register false cases against us."
The TJAC Chairman was all set to embark a two-day 'Amarula Spoorthi Yatra' (martyrs inspiration yatra) with his supporters but permission for the event was denied and the police detained Kodandaram and sent him back to Hyderabad while a case under section 151 CrPC (Preventive custody) was booked.