Top Andhra cop to probe violence in Osmania University



Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Government today asked Additional DGP (CID) A Sivanarayana to probe into the recent incidents of violence on Osmania University (OU) campus here.

Over 20 persons, including students, journalists and police personnel, were injured during the violence that broke out at the campus on Sunday night and yesterday. Police used canes and lobbed tear gas shells to quell the agitating pro- Telangana students who hurled stones on them.

The injured persons have been asked to contact the office of the Additional DGP over the violent incidents and media persons requested to bring the video clippings and photos covering the incident.

Home Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy, who held a high- level meeting at the secretariat this evening, appointed Additional DG (Law and Order) M Ratan to investigate into the attacks on journalists in the State. She also asked Hyderabad Police Commissioner A K to look into the police action against journalists at the OU campus.

The Minister assured necessary action once the report on the violent incidents was submitted. Reddy said she would once again hold talks with journalists and police officials tomorrow over the OU incident.

PTI