Large number of preventive arrests being made by police
Over 300 persons were taken into custody by the police to prevent people from proceeding to Hyderabad to take part in the ‘Million March' programme being organised by the Telangana Joint Action Committee of political parties.
The police registered 87 cases and arrested 195 persons under Section 151 of the Cr.P.C. in various parts of the rural area while in urban jurisdiction, the police booked eight cases and arrested 111 persons under Sections 151 and 108 of Cr.P.C. Some were bound over and others were taken into custody as a preventive measure. Police pickets were set up at Narasampet, Jangaon, Mahabubabad, Parkal, Mulug, Station Ghanpur, Madikonda, Kazipet, Hanamkonda, Warangal and Wardhannapet areas. All vehicles moving out of the district were being checked.
Armed policemen moved all over the towns, including the Kakatiya University campus. They checked vehicles and trains looking for people moving out of the district. Meanwhile, a group of advocates under the aegis of Telangana Advocates Association staged a demonstration at the office of KU Vice-Chancellor.
Adilabad Staff Reporter writes: Police reportedly took into preventive custody over 1,000 activists. Detentions would be done even on Thursday.
Nalgonda Correspondent writes: Police detained 1,200 activists of the TRS, BJP, CPI (ML) New Democracy and Jana Shakti at various places in Nalgonda district during the last three daysto. Meanwhile, R. Damodar Reddy, Suryapet legislator and former Minister, criticised the arrests.
Nizamabad Staff Reporter writes: The police, , besides making preventive arrests, set up 15 check posts along NH-7 passing through the district, on borders of Karimnagar and Medak districts and at strategic points and kept a watch on bus stands and railway stations.
In all, 150 TJAC leaders and activists were taken into custody or bound over, SP K. Venkateswar Rao said. Among those taken into preventive custody were TRS district president Alur Ganga Reddy, A.S. Posetty, CPI (ML)-New Democracy leader V. Prabhakar and a few BJP workers.
Sangareddy Staff Reporter writes: The police erected check posts at 18 places on road route and four on train route. About 100 persons were bounded over.