Telangana: KCR, 3 others booked for provocative statements

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Hyderabad, Oct 11: K Chandrasekhar Rao, Telangana Rastra Samithi (TRS) chief along with three other Telangana leaders have been booked by the police after they made provocative statements.

Swami Goud and Vithal, leaders, Telangana employees' Joint Action Committee (JAC) have also been booked by the police after they stated that the policemen in Telangana would also join the agitation in their fight for a separate state.

A case against the TRS chief,  K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) has been booked under section 153 (race, promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, residence, language, place of birth, and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) of the IPC, at the Saifabad police station for appealing to the Telangana agitators to attack the houses of MPs and ministers who refused to put down their papers, said police sources.

Goud and Vithal have been booked under sections 1966, Police Forces Act and have been charged with prompting policemen to revolt.

The action against the leaders was taken two weeks after they made the provocative speech following the orders of the Andhra CM, N Kiran Kumar Reddy who said that that the government would follow a "zero tolerance policy" towards those playing with law and order.

A police officer on Oct 10 had warned that those stirring up violence would be booked along with those resorting to it.

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