Telangana activists throw eggs at Jaipal's convoy

Hyderabad: Pro-Telangana activists on Sunday allegedly hurled eggs at the convoy of Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, S Jaipal Reddy, and State Home Minister Sabita Indra Reddy at Gangirala village in Rangareddy district of Andhra Pradesh.

As the convoy reached Gangirala, a group of students from Osmania University Joint Action Committee shouted slogans against the ministers; and one of them threw eggs, which hit a constable and a car in the convoy, said district Superintendent of Police, P Munniswamy.

"We had taken all precautionary measures after we got information that some students might create trouble," the SP said adding that incident did not affect the ministers' programme.

Jaipal and Sabita Reddy came to the district for a bridge inauguration at Yellakonda village, and to address a public meeting.

Over 25 persons were taken into custody at Gangirala, and about eight at Yellakonda village where two groups of Congress party had a spat, Nawabpet police said.

But the function went off well, police added.