Situation in Rayalaseema, coastal Andhra under control: Police
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 22:53
  
Hyderabad: Baring stray incidents of destruction of properties by protesters demanding a unified Andhra Pradesh, the situation in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions in the state was by and large peaceful and under control, a senior police officer said on Wednesday.

Apart from damaging public properties and road blockades, the anti-Telangana protesters resorted to 'rail roko' at seven places in Kadapa, Guntur, Vizianagaram and West Godavari districts, but the situation is under control, Inspector General of Police A R Anuradha told reporters here.

Some political leaders who were staging a hunger strike in Vijaywada city were among 64 persons who were taken into preventive custody from different districts of Andhra and Rayalaseema regions today, Anuradha, who is also the official spokesperson of Andhra Pradesh Police, said.

She said the police are keeping a close watch at different varsities in the region after protests at the Sri Krishnadevaraya University (SKU) in Anantapur turned violent yesterday and police lathicharged students.

Reacting to a query that if any instructions were issued to open rowdy-sheet against violent agitators at SKU, the police officer said, "We have issued orders in this regard. However, no rowdy-sheet has been opened so far. There are some anti-social elements instigating violence. It's very difficult to identify such people immediately."

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 22:53


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