Hyderabad clash: Seven more arrested

After arresting seven more persons in connection with communal clash in old Hyderabad, police claimed to have identified the main perpetrators.

Hyderabad: After arresting seven more
persons in connection with Sunday`s communal clash in old
Hyderabad pn Tuesday, police claimed to have identified the main
perpetrators behind the incident.

Following today`s arrests, the total number of people
held in the case has reached 12, as five persons had been
arrested yesterday.

The SIT of Hyderabad police, which is probing the
incident, nabbed seven persons in the communally sensitive
Madannapet and Saidabad areas of the old city on charges of
stone-pelting, damage to public properties and stabbing,
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Detective Department) J
Sathyanarayana told reporters.
The SIT has identified the main accused and other
suspects, who are allegedly behind the communal flare-up, he
said adding that efforts have been intensified to nab the
absconding accused.

"The investigation has been speeded up and details
with regards to the main accused is part of the investigation,
which cannot be disclosed at this stage," the DCP said.

The seven arrested were Syed Amjad Ali, Mohd Nizam,
Mohd Dastagir, Syed Shakir, Yousuf Siddique, Mir Mudassar Ali
and M Mallikarjun Reddy, who have charged for offences under
relevant sections of IPC.
According to police, the situation in the curfew-bound
and other areas of the city remained peaceful today.

Meanwhile, a top police officer said the indefinite
curfew that is in force under Madannapet and Saidabad police
station limits, is likely to be lifted tomorrow enabling
people to buy essential items. An announcement to this effect
is likely to be made tonight, he added.

Indefinite curfew was clamped after communal trouble
broke out, with members of two communities indulging in
stabbing and heavy stone-pelting, over the alleged desecration
of a place of worship last Sunday.

Police today appealed to the media to pass on the
information (including video and photos on incidents of arson,
stone-pelting among others) with the police for an effective