700 booked for Pulivendula clashes
Police registered cases against about 700 persons belonging to both TDP and YSRCP with regard to March 4 clashes in Pulivendula. With many people who were booked being on the run and police searching for them, an atmosphere of fear prevailed in the town.
Kadapa: Police registered cases against about 700 persons belonging to both TDP and YSRCP with regard to March 4 clashes in Pulivendula. With many people who were booked being on the run and police searching for them, an atmosphere of fear prevailed in the town.
Following orders from senior police officials, a team of officials headed by Pulivendula additional superintendent police A Krishna Rao, identified 700 persons on the basis of CC TV footage of clashes. The cases have been registered on charges of creating law and order problem, injuring police official on duty, creating panic among public, etc.
Special police teams have been sent Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Amaravati to nab important leaders who played key role in instigating riots on March 4.
However, police officials are tight-lipped on either names of party activists or leaders whom they were searching in order to prevent law and order problems in the town. “Everything will be dealt in a transparent manner after investigating the incident at minute level. There will be no question of showing partiality towards anyone responsible for the situation,” said an official.
According to highly places sources , police has all set to arrest the accused in one or two days as the entire Pulivendula town has been under the keen watch of police.
It may be recalled that on March 4, tense situation prevailed at Flower Market centre (Poola Angalla centre ) in Pulivendula town following YSR Congress, TDP activists pelted stones at each other over a row on open debate about the development in the constituency since 1971 when former chief minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy entered politics.
Police resorted lathi-charge to disperse the lashing groups. A traffic inspector K Chiranjeevulu suffered minor injuries in the incident and prohibitory orders under Section 144 Cr PC were imposed.
Meanwhile, Kadapa MP Y S Avinash Reddy urged the police to immediately produce the arrested persons in court to avoid law and order problems.