CID begins probe into Mahbubabad violence
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Last Updated: Wednesday, June 02, 2010, 20:24
Hyderabad: The Crime Investigation Department (CID) today formally began its probe into the Mahbubabad violence that erupted during the 'Odarpu yatra' of Congress MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, in which 24 people were injured.

Three teams of the CID, led by Additional DGP A Sivanarayana visited Mahbubabad town and the railway station, which witnessed a group clash and heavy stone-pelting between pro-Telangana activists and followers of Jagan, on May 28.

"We have began the probe. We have collected the documents and the investigation is in very preliminary stage," the CID chief said over phone.

Nine Telangana statehood supporters suffered bullet injuries after gunmen of Congress legislators fired on them, besides eight policemen and seven civilians were also injured in stone-pelting at Mahbubabad railway station.

Defending his department, Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police R R Girish Kumar, had yesterday dismissed reports about police failure to prevent violence at Mahbubabad.

The top cop had further asserted that the police did not create any hurdles for Jagan's yatra and in fact took all possible precautionary measures to ensure that Jagan's 'Odarpu yatra' goes off peacefully.

"We will investigate into all angles that led to the violence. We are sending our own officers (CID) to verify on deployment of forces, how the forces acted, deficiency on their part if any, besides to probe the firing incident," the top cop had said.

Following the violence, Jagan was taken into preventive custody and he had to abandon his yatra.


First Published: Wednesday, June 02, 2010, 20:24

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