Hyderabad: More than 600 protesters were
on Friday taken into preventive custody in Telangana region of
Andhra Pradesh for staging protests during a day-long bandh
called by the Telangana political Joint Action Committee.
The bandh call was given yesterday by T-JAC against the
state government`s refusal to allow Telangana leaders pay
homage to M Yadi Reddy, who allegedly committed suicide in
Reddy was apparently upset over the delay in formation of
separate Telangana state.
According to Director General (Law and Order) M Ratan,
police took 638 persons into custody to prevent disturbances
and to maintain normalcy and registered 41 cases under 151
CrPC (preventive arrests).
Meanwhile, the bandh went off peacefully in Telangana
region, barring a few minor incidents. The agitators resorted
to road blockades at 162 places, 58 incidents of effigy
burning, 94 dharnas and rallies at 64 places were reported.
"Few sporadic incidents of unlawful assembly, pelting
of stones, causing inconvenience and nuisance to the general
public, closing of petrol bunks, schools, boycotting of courts
in some areas of Telangana districts was also observed. The
situation is under control, without any major incidents,"