State Home Minister P. Sabita Indra Reddy paid a visit to Kanaka Durga temple here on Monday.

On the occasion, she said that the Government had not issued any orders that Government employees, who were observing Ayyappa deeksha, should go on leave. The officials might have given instructions depending on local conditions. The matter would be inquired into, she said.

When asked about Old city in Hyderabad, the Home Minister said that the police nabbed some of the culprits. They were being quizzed. Any attempt to hamper the peace and tranquility would be dealt sternly, she said, adding, normalcy has restored in Old city. The situation in troublesome areas is peaceful now.

The police in the state were under tremendous pressure, she said, adding, the government was contemplating recruiting 40,000 constables soon.