Hyderabad: The police on Tuesday arrested Telugu Desam Telangana Forum convener Errabelli Dayakar Rao, MLAs and MLCs activists for staging a dharna at Martyrs Memorial in Gun Park demanding that the resignations they had submitted for the cause of Telangana state formation on Monday be accepted.
The TDP Telangana Forum members first paid tributes to the Martyrs who gave their lives for Telangana at the Martyrs Memorial in Gun Park opposite the Assembly and then staged a dharna. The Legislators raised ‘Jai Telangana’ slogans and demanded that the Speakers of the Lok Sabha and state Assembly accept the resignations of the Telangana leaders which were submitted on Monday.
Mr Dayakar Rao warned the Centre of dire consequences if the resignations of the Telangana leaders were not accepted and it did not announce a favourable decision on the formation of separate state.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Zone) Atul Sabharwal arrested the TDP leaders for violating Section 144 which had been imposed in the city since Saturday.
Hyderabad Police Commissioner AK Khan had on Saturday banned all kinds of rallies and processions within a radius of two kilometres of the state Assembly, the state Secretariat, the Chief Minister’s Camp Office and the Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy Collectorates by imposing Section 144.
Dr Atul Sabharwal warned that stern action would be taken against those who violate the Section 144 in place in the city.
The police shifted the arrested leaders to Falaknuma police station under tight security.(INN)