Hyderabad: Over 430 people were today taken
into preventive custody here during the bandh organised by
Joint Action Committee (JAC) of various political parties in
support of a separate statehood for Telangana.
Pro-Telangana agitators and political leaders were taken
into preventive custody when they tried to organise dharnas,
rasta rokos and forcibly close the establishments, City Police
Commissioner B Prasada Rao said.
Those taken into preventive custody include JAC
Chairman Kodandram, State BJP President Bandaru Dattatreya,
TDP MLA Nagam Janardhan Reddy and Advocate Bar Association
Nampally Criminal Court, President, Ravinder Reddy, he said.
Rao said no violent incidents were reported from anywhere
in the city with most of the commercial establishments
including the shopping malls, theatres, and hotels closed
during the day.
Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh High Court Advocates organised
cycle rally from High Court to Ajanta Gate via Siddiamber
Bazar, M J Market.