Leaders stage dharnas at police stations
Karimnagar: Police continued the arrests of Telangana leaders and activists in Karimnagar district even on Friday, the day on which `Chalo Assembly'...
Karimnagar: Police continued the arrests of Telangana leaders and activists in Karimnagar district even on Friday, the day on which `Chalo Assembly' was planned in Hyderabad. Nearly 600 activists were arrested by the police at various places across the district. Then, those who could not go Hyderabad, took out rallies in the respective towns. Many of them staged dharnas near police stations demanding the release of arrested cadres. When TRS leaders tried to burn the effigy of Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy at Telangana Chowk in the town, police thwarted their attempts and arrested district TRS president Eeda Sankar Reddy and others. Former MLA and BJP leader Gujjula Ramakrishna Reddy was arrested at his house. TRS and JAC leaders staged dharnas near police stations in Jammikunta, Kamalapur and other towns demanding the release of arrested persons. Nizamabad: Police kept the arrested Telangana activists at Baswa Gardens in Vinayaknagar in the town. The activists staged `Mock Assembly' by wearing the masks of Speaker N Manohar, former PCC president D Srinivas, Government Whip Eravatri Anil, PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana, Major Irrigation Minister P Sudarshan Reddy and Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy. They ridiculed the policies of various leaders in the `Mock Assembly'. Activists of TRS, CPI-ML (New Democracy) and other parties participated in the programme. Bind-over cases were registered against 2,000 persons across the district and regular cases were registered against 106 persons, police said. SP Vikramjith Duggal has said that 15 police check-posts were arranged on main roads in the district and Telangana activists were arrested to prevent them from participating in the `Chalo Assembly' stir in Hyderabad. ``CDs from Hyderabad would be verified. If the persons against whom bind-over cases were registered were found in the agitation in Hyderabad, then cases would be registered against them,'' the SP said. Khammam: Police blocked all the main roads connecting Khammam to Hyderabad as a precautionary measure. Scores of CPI-ML (New Democracy) activists were arrested from their office in the town on Friday and they were shifted to Two Town Police station. District leader of the party Potu Ranga Rao flayed the government for not permitting the Chalo Assembly agitation. Condemning the arrests, he said that the state is being run by DGP. The TRS activists, who could not leave for Hyderabad, took out a rally in support of Chalo Assembly in Palvancha town in the district on Friday. The agitating party workers, about 500, were taken into custody. Several BJP activists were arrested and taken to Three Town Police Station in Khammam on Friday. Condemning the arrests, BJP leaders staged `Mock Assembly' at the police station and demanded the release of the arrested activists. They also condemned the Government for not permitting `Chalo Assembly' agitation. Adilabad: TRS members at different places in the district staged dharnas demanding the release of the arrested persons belonging to TRS, JAC, BJP and CPI parties. Despite raining, the activists staged rasta-roko at Dasnapur Bridge in the town on Friday. Vehicular traffic came to a halt for about 2 kms for more than an hour. Police arrested agitating activists, nearly 100, and shifted them to police station. Police arrested the Telangana activists in Mancherial town and shifted them to police station. TRS leader Jaganmohan Rao and others participated in the stir. He said that the Government has no moral right to arrest the Telangana activists. The Chief Minister has been acting against the sentiments of the people of the region, he said. When TRS leaders tried to siege RDO office, they were held the leaders � Srihari Rao and others - and shifted to police station.