There was mild tension in the town on Monday as supporters of Communist Party of India and Allahu Committee came face-to-face with each other over ‘Pedamasid' lands.

The Allahu Committee has been protesting for some time against the ‘encroachment' of lands allegedly by CPI supporters during the land struggle launched seven years ago. On Monday, supporters of CPI, led by district secretary Muppalla Nageswara Rao reached the town in huge numbers and raised slogans against the Allahu Committee.

The latter too protested leading to a tense situation forcing the intervention of the police.