CPI calls off protest as CP tenders apology
Hyderabad: Strongly condemning police raid on the state party office � Maqdoom Bhavan during Chalo Assembly...
Hyderabad: Strongly condemning police raid on the state party office � Maqdoom Bhavan during Chalo Assembly rally, CPI on Saturday took out a big rally to City Police Commissioner's office at Basheerbagh and staged dharna in front of the office. Participating in dharna, party state Secretary K Narayana said police have no right to raid a political party office. It was an attack on 'democracy and Indian political system.' Demanding the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy to get a solution to Telangana demand from Centre instead of throttling the voice of political parties and people fighting to the cause of T through police forces, he said people and parties will not be cowed down by the deployment of forces and raids. The other leaders � G Mallesh, Ch Venkat Reddy and K Ramakrishna charged police with failure to nab liquor mafia leaders, robbers and accused in murder cases but arrested the leaders who were fighting on people's issues. They also condemned the arrest of Narayana when he was participating in Chalo Assembly on Friday. As the situation went out of control at the police quarters with the slogan-shouting by the protestors and the resultant traffic jam, Commissioner of Police Anurag Sharma invited the CPI leaders to his chambers. After the meeting with the police official, Narayana came out and announced withdrawal of the party's stir claiming the police official tendered apology.