Telangana Million March haunts KCR, others; cases filed

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Hyderabad, Mar 12: Andhra Pradesh has faced several logjam over the separate Telangana demand and on Mar 10 protest reached to its peak when a several protesters joined a rally called Million March echoing the slogan - Jai Telangana.

Now, Hyderabad police filed 16 cases against TRS leader K Chandrasekhar Rao and other pro-Telanagana supporters in connection with the violence during the Million March.

Police Commissioner A K Khan informed, "We have registered 16 cases and arrested 55 persons today in this connection."

A senior police officer said K Chandrasekhar Rao, Harish Rao and Kodandaram were booked under section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC. Cases for attempt to murder have been filed against unnamed persons.

The charges against the agitators include desecration and demolition of statues of eminent Telugu personalities, attack on the police and media personnel, among other things, he said.

Reacting to a query, the city Police chief said police were receiving a large number of complaints from media personnel as journalists and photographers were attacked.

Protesters allegedly snatched cameras and video-cameras, and threw them into a lake besides torching some OB vans of local Telugu TV channels.

The mob also attacked Congress MPs Keshava Rao and Madhu Yashki Goud by hurling slippers and water bottles at them.

T-JAC had called for the Million March to Hyderabad demanding introduction of a Bill for separate Telangana state in the ongoing session of Parliament.

An Assistant Commissioner of police and seven other police personnel were injured when protesters pelted stones.

Commenting on the registration of cases, TRS MLA T Harish Rao claimed that it was done to please the Chief Minister, who hails from non-Telangana region. He alleged that police had taken into custody scores of people who had nothing to with the Million March.

TRS leaders met police officials on Saturday and demanded that the Telangana supporters, who were arrested, be produced in court.

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