To protest police action in forcibly removing its activists

The BJP has called for Nalgonda district bandh on Wednesday to protest against the police action in forcibly removing the party hunger-strike camp at Clock Tower, on its third and concluding day of ‘deeksha’, demanding introduction of the Telangana bill in the Lok Sabha. The police action resulted in injuries to party’s State vice-president Chinta Sambamurthy and his hospitalization.

A party spokesman told presspersons here on Tuesday that the bandh was also to protest the arrest of senior leader N. Indrasena Reddy who came here to call on the fasting activists, and others en route while they were coming from Hyderabad. He said district party leaders likes V. Chandrasekhar, president, S. Shanmukha, B. Papaiah, P. Sambaiah, Yadagiri Chary were arrested and shifted to the Dindi police station.

The spokesman criticised the Nalgonda SP Navin Gulati for the lathicharge on demonstrators.

Double riding by youth banned

Meanwhile, Collector and Magistrate N. Mukteswara Rao announced continuation of the prohibitory orders and closure of liquor shops till December 13 and ban on motorcycles with two riders.

Announcing this to presspersons, Additional SP M. Siddhaiah appealed to people not to believe SMSs/phone call rumours about attacks on places of worship. He said such rumours should be referred to the nearest police station officers to enable them to take preventive action.

The ASP said so far eight cases have been registered against the demonstrators. He described the violence as the making of some ‘selfish’ persons. The police would act sternly and none would be spared.