ANDHRA PRADESH

MLA arrested

Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: Tension prevailed at Turkayamzal in Hayathnagar when revenue officials, assisted by the police, removed huts from Government lands on Monday.

The Saroornagar division police of Cyberabad resorted to lathicharge to disperse hut dwellers who tried to prevent demolition of the huts. They arrested M. Narsimhulu, Ibrahimpatanam MLA.

Over 300 Dalit and weaker section families had erected huts with the support of the CPI(M) on 35 acres of Government land in survey no. 35 three months ago.

As the agitating hut dwellers refused to leave the place, the police resorted to lathicharge. CPI(M) legislator Narsimhulu's attempt to prevent the demolition turned futile. Later, he along with some demonstrating locals was arrested by the police.

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