‘Sakala Janula Samme’ turns aggressive on day 15

News pulse, Politics | admin | September 27, 2011 at 4:16 am

The 15-day old Sakala Janula Samme has taken an ugly turn for the second consecutive day today with pro-Telangana activists, especially the TRS leaders and cadre, adopting aggressive and militant posture to dislocate the functioning of government offices.

The police were forced to resort to a lathi charge to disperse a boisterous group of TRS activists who tried to prevent the buses carrying employees, mostly belonging to Seemandhra region, from the NGOs Colony in Vanasthalipuram to Secretariat.

The TRS activists and also striking Telangana employees descended at the NGOs Colony even as the employees were waiting for the buses to proceed to Secretariat and other offices. As the employees were trying to board the buses, the agitators blocked the vehicles and also tried to persuade the staff from not going to work.

As the situation was taking a serious turn with the agitators stoning the buses and damaging about half a dozen vehicles, the police resorted to a lathi charge and chased away the agitators. The police arrested 50 agitators and ensured adequate protection to 10 buses to carry the employees to the Secretariat and other work places.

Tension once again prevailed at the RTA Office in Khairatabad, the scene of violent incidents yesterday wherein a Joint Commissioner of Transport was manhandled and assaulted leading to a lightning strike by the RTA employees from the Seemandhra region. Trouble broke out this morning with the visit to Vijayawada MP Mr. Lagadapati Rajagopal visiting the RTA Office to inquire about the well being of the Seemandhra employees.

Realizing that the MPs visit might ignite trouble again, the police immediate arrested and shifted him to Jubilee Hills Police Station. On receipt of information about the MPs visit, TRS legislator Mr. Harish Rao, Congress legislator Mr. Vishnu and TNGOs leader Mr. Srinivas Goud along with their supporters rushed to the RTA Office and tried to gatecrash into the premises,

The large posse of armed policemen guarding the main gate of the RTA Office after yesterday’s incident, prevented the legislators from entering. This led to a tussle between the police and the T-activists. In the jostling and pushing Mr. Harish Rao fell down and his shirt got torn. When informed that the Vijaywada MP was arrested and taken away to a police station, the legislators and other T-activists did not believe and insisted in entering the premises.

In the meantime the striking Telangana employees in the Secretariat tried to step up their agitation by preventing those trying to join work. They stood near the main entrance and persuaded those coming to join duties. Since the drivers and attendants also joined the strike from yesterday, the striking employees forced some of the drivers to abandon the government vehicles and join their cadre.

The Minister for Revenue Mr. Anam Ramnarayan Reddy’s vehicle was also stopped by the striking employees and the driver was asked get down. The minister had no other alternative but to drive the car himself and proceed to his chambers. A number of IAS Officers and other senior officials were seen driving themselves and reaching Secretariat.

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