Pro-Telangana lawyers boycott courts, tension at Nampally

Pro-Telangana advocates boycotted courts in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh even as mild tension prevailed at the Nampally Criminal Court here after a group of protesting advocates allegedly "manhandled" police personnel.

Last Updated: Feb 02, 2011, 00:30 AM IST

Hyderabad: Pro-Telangana advocates today boycotted courts in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh even as mild tension prevailed at the Nampally Criminal Court here after a group of protesting advocates allegedly "manhandled" police personnel.

The Telangana advocates were protesting against the "forceful" removal by the police of two lawyers M P Bhargav and Dileep, who were sitting on an indefinite fast demanding introduction of Telangana State Bill in the ensuing Parliament session and also seeking to inquire into "illegal appointments" in courts across the Telangana region.
The two lawyers who went inside the court hall of Principal District Judge in Ranga Reddy District Court at L B Nagar here yesterday and locked themselves over the demands, were lifted from the court hall in the early hours today, Deputy Commissioner of Police (L B Nagar Zone) D Nagendra Kumar said.

Angered over this, Telangana advocates boycotted courts and held protests in different court premises in the city and in districts across Telangana, Nampally Metropolitan Criminal Courts Bar Association vice-president K Thrigunathma said.
Mild tension prevailed at the Nampally Criminal Court premises after a group of 30 slogan-shouting advocates blocked the main entrance of the court premises as part of their protest and even prevented the public from entering the court, police said.

PTI