Section 144 clamped in Telangana region
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 08, 2009, 23:01
  
Hyderabad: Prohibitory orders under Section 144 Criminal Procedure Code are being clamped in all ten districts of Telangana, including Hyderabad, to maintain peace, Inspector General of Police A R Anuradha announced here on Tuesday.

The prohibitory orders, which will be in force from tomorrow till December 11, come in the wake of the "peace rally" to the state Assembly planned by the Joint Action Committee of Telangana Students and Teachers here on December 10.

"The JAC has not applied for permission to take out the rally. Even if it applies, the permission will not be granted since no rally is permitted to the Assembly which is currently in session," the IG, who is posted for supervising law and order in the wake of the ongoing agitation for Telangana, said.

She advised passengers coming to Hyderabad on December 10 to avoid their journey as far as possible in view of the agitation.

"There will be a thorough screening of passengers coming to Hyderabad. We shall not allow any protestors to carry on their journey to the state capital and they will be detained at the respective places," Anuradha added.

There would also be a restriction of movement of people within the city as traffic curbs would be in place. "There will be inconvenience for the people but it's unavoidable in the prevailing situation," she added.

The IG said boarders staying in campus hostels in Osmania and other universities in Telangana have been asked to vacate since the government has already declared holidays for colleges till December 18.

"There is no reason why they should stay in the hostels when colleges are closed," she pointed out but added that no force would be used to get the boarders vacated.

"Adequate force has been deployed in the city to maintain law and order," Anuradha said but refused to reveal the exact number of personnel deployed.

Police force from other regions of the state was also being brought in, she added.

The IG said four persons have been arrested in connection with the attack on Health Minister Danam Nagender in the city today.

"Over all, the situation is peaceful and under control," she said, with particular reference to Osmania University where tension prevailed yesterday following a police lathicharge.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, December 08, 2009, 23:01


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