CID begins probe into Mahbubabad violence

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 2, 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.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 20:24

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