Section 144 clamped in Telangana region

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 8, 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 8, 2009 - 23:01

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