Sadak Bandh: Preventive detention of TRS leaders
Adilabad: Police arrested about 250 leaders, majority of them belonging to TRS, at several places across the district on Wednesday night and also in...
Adilabad: Police arrested about 250 leaders, majority of them belonging to TRS, at several places across the district on Wednesday night and also in the wee hours of Thursday to prevent them from participating in Sadak Bandh. Police took into custody the TRS leaders at Manchiryal, Srirampur, Bellampally, Kagaznagar and other towns in the district. At some places, prominent leaders of BJP and other parties were also arrested. About 35 TRS leaders were taken into custody in Nirmal town on Wednesday night to prevent them from participating in the Sadak Bandh proposed by the TJAC on Thursday. The TJAC planned to block the NH-7 (Hyderabad-Bangalore Highway) from Hyderabad to Alampur in Mahbubnagar district. TRS state secretary Satyanarayana Goud, party's Nirmal in-charge Sri Hari Rao and other leaders were arrested by the police when they were starting in a vehicle from the town to participate in the bandh. Later, the TRS leaders staged a demonstration near police stations in various towns raising slogans in support of separate Telangana and condemning the State Government for not permitting the NH-7 blockade. Karimnagar: Ten TRS leaders were arrested at Thippapur Bus Stand in the wee hours on Thursday. They were travelling from Vemulawada in Karimnagar district to participate in the Sadak Bandh. Bojja Kanakaiah, TRS Vemulawada town convener and others were among those arrested. Police officials maintained they arrested the leaders as there was no permission to organize Sadak Bandh. Nizamabad: TRS MLAs Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Gampa Govardhan and Yenugu Ravinder Reddy in the district were able to mobilise a large number of party activists to participate in Sadak Bandh in Hyderabad. The activists were sent to the state capital by various vehicles � lorries, buses, vans etc - despite elaborate checking by the police. Scores of people, led by the members of Progressive Democratic Students Union (PDSU), burnt the effigy of Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy at NTR Chowk in Nizamabad town on Thursday. They expressed their resentment over the preventive arrests. Members of TNGOs also burnt the effigy of the Chief Minister to express their protest for not permitting the Sadak Bandh. Police personnel left for Hyderabad More than 300 police personnel left from different places of the district to Hyderabad to help the city police in handling the agitators with regard to Sadak Bandh. Three CIs, 15 SIs, 40 ASIs and Head Constables and 200 constables 25 women constables and some AR constables went to the city. Police arranged check-posts at Mamidipalli (in Armoor), Bhiknoor, Nagireddypet, Nizamsagar and Borgam (in Nizamabad mandal) to carry out vehicle checking to prevent the activists transportation.