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Govt won’t spare statue desecrators: Sabitha
Published on Jan 28, 2012 11:09 am IST

Home Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy on Saturday warned that the government would act sternly against those who were desecrating the statues of national leaders in the state and causing law and order problem.

Talking to media persons here, after having the darshan of Goddess Padmavathi Ammavaru at Tiruchanur, the Home Minister said that the government would not spare anybody, however high and mighty they were and take stern action against the guilty. She said that the police arrested three persons in this connection and that others would be traced soon.

Mrs Indira Reddy said the situation in Amalapuram had returned to normal and the additional police, deployed to maintain law and order, would be withdrawn in a phased manner.

She assured people that the government was taking all necessary steps to withdraw cases booked against students and activists who participated in the separate Telangana agitation. Cases would be lifted based on their nature and severity, she added.

Earlier, police arrested dalit activists at Leela Mahal Centre in the town, who obstructed her convoy demanding action against culprits responsible for desecration of Dr B R Ambedkar’s statues in Amalapuram. (INN)


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