Cops detain lawyers, Left leaders

Cops detain lawyers, Left leaders
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About 52 left wing leaders were detained by the police when they marched towards Raj Bhavan on Friday, demanding the release of Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader. At least 10 lawyers were detained for staging protest at the High Court of Judicature in Hyderabad.

The protesting advocates and left wing leaders marched towards Raj Bhavan demanding the release of JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar

Hyderabad: About 52 left wing leaders were detained by the police when they marched towards Raj Bhavan on Friday, demanding the release of Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader. At least 10 lawyers were detained for staging protest at the High Court of Judicature in Hyderabad.

The activists of Communist Party of India (CPI) led by Telangana state CPI secretary Chada Venkat Reddy raised slogans and attempted marching towards Raj Bhavan in Khairatabad but the police detained them and sent to various police stations.

They demanded immediate and unconditional release of JNU Student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar who was arrested by the Delhi police for allegedly raising anti-national slogans. Saifabad Inspector K Poorna Chander said that activists were detained and later set free.

At High Court, about 10 advocates were taken into custody when they attempted to gather near Bar Council office in the High Court premises. The advocates had difference of opinions on the JNU row. Some were pro-Kanhaiya’s arrest and some were against the arrest.

They are not supposed to take out processions and organise meetings in High Court or within a radius of 2 km from it. The advocates were detained and sent to Kanchanbagh and Charminar police stations and released later, said Charminar ACP K Ashok Chakravarthy.

Meanwhile, The Telangana High Court Advocates’ Association clarified that the call given by advocate V Raghunath to assemble at Bar Council Office in High Court has no connection with the association and the members have not taken any decision in the Executive Committee.

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