AP CM regrets misinformation campaign on blasts

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Hyderabad, Oct 27 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today expressed serious concern over the misinformation campaign by vested interests and also a section of the Press, particularly the Urdu Media, about the alleged torture of Muslim youth in the aftermath of Mecca Masjid and August 25 twin blasts in the city.

While reviewing the law and order situation with the top police officials and Home Minister K Jana Reddy here, the Chief Minister regretted the misinformation campaign and untrue reports being carried out on the issue by vested interests and parties, who wanted to gain political mileage out of it.

Dr Reddy said the Government has shown utmost restraint on the issue and the police was very careful in detaining and questioning the people.

Making it clear that ''the Government always wanted to protect the minorities and their interests and hence gave clear instructions to the police not to detain anyone without valid information'', the Chief Minister regretted that the police failed to counter the misinformation campaign and bring the real facts before the people.

''I am very unhappy that the real facts are not being brought before the people and that the truth is not getting enough exposure while the misinformation is getting undue publicity,'' he added.

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