Tension prevailed in Tukkaramgate area when some Telangana Rashtra Samithi activists attacked the convoy of Labour Minister Danam Nagender here on Sunday.
The Minister along with his supporters was returning from Addagutta after inaugurating a private hospital. However, at Tukkaramgate some TRS activists pelted eggs on the Minister’s car. The activists tried to ‘gherao’ Danam while raising ‘Jai Telangana’ slogans. But the minister’s supporters foiled their attempt and some of them were badly beaten up. Two bikes belonging to TRS activists were also damaged.
The minister remained quite throughout and neither confronted the TRS activists nor stopped his men. Meanwhile, police forces rushed to the spot and took the TRS activists into custody. Danam then left the place without giving any reaction to the media that reached there on receiving the information.
Meanwhile, the activists of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarti Parishad tried to lay seize to Ministers’ Quarters at Banjara Hills. Several activists reached the Ministers’ Quarters and started raising Jai Slogan. They were protesting against the non-participation of Telangana ministers in the Rail Roko agitation. They also warned the ministers from Telangana of attacks if they do not resign from their posts.
The police initially tried to calm down the protestors, but later resorted to mild cane-charge when some of them try to enter the Ministers’ Quarters by breaking the security cordon. The activists were arrested and shifted to Banjara Hills police station.
Later in the afternoon, the Telangana advocates attacked Panchayat Raj Minister K Jana Reddy’s residence at Banjara Hills. The advocates were protesting Jana Reddy’s statement given on Saturday asking the T-JAC to end the Sakala Janula Samme. The advocates have been arrested and shifted to different police stations. (INN)