Telangana agitators arrested for assaulting a cop

Karimnagar: A former MLA was among 23 Telangana protesters arrested here on Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

The accused were taking part in an agitation on Saturday at Manthani town near here when the police tried to restrain them and also resorted to baton charge.

Police said the agitators attacked ASI Rajamouli who sustained injuries.

A case was registered against 27 agitators including Chandupatla Ram Reddy, an ex-MLA from the area. Four of the accused were remanded in judicial custody yesterday.

Judicial Magistrate Sunandanamma remanded the accused in judicial custody till October 17.