Police register 14 more cases against Telangana activists

The Police here on Saturday registered 14 more cases against pro-Telangana activists in connection with violence during the `Million March` on Thursday, a senior police officer said.

Last Updated: Mar 12, 2011, 21:55 PM IST

Hyderabad: The Police here on Saturday registered
14 more cases against pro-Telangana activists in connection
with violence during the `Million March` on Thursday, a senior
police officer said.
The fresh cases were registered at two police stations
under Central Zone and with this a total of 30 cases have been
so far registered, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central
Zone) Akun Sabharwal told PTI.

"All the cases have been transferred to Central Crime
Station (CCS)--a wing of Hyderabad Police for further
investigations," he said adding so far 54 arrests were made
following registration of the cases since March 10 and all
those arrested were sent in judicial custody.

Police had yesterday registered 16 cases against
pro-Telangana activists including TRS leaders K Chandrasekhar
Rao, Harish Rao and Telangana Joint Action Committee (T-JAC)
chairman M Kodandaram and booked them under conspiracy charges
while others were booked under various other sections of the
IPC. A case for attempt to murder against unidentified
persons was also registered for an attack on policeman.
The charges against the agitators included desecration
and demolition of statues of eminent Telugu personalities,
attack on police and media personnel during the `Million
March`.

The T-JAC had called for the `Million March to
Hyderabad` on March 10, demanding introduction of a Bill on
separate Telangana state in the ongoing session of Parliament.

Despite heavy security and traffic restrictions, over
20,000 activists of different pro-Telangana groups and
political parties managed to reach near the Tank Bund and also
took a pledge to achieve statehood for Telangana.

PTI