Hyderabad: Police on Tuesday foiled an attempt of Bharatiya Janata Party corporators to lay siege to Pragathi Bhavan. The newly elected BJP corporators were staging a protest demanding formation of the GHMC council.
The corporators alleged that the State government was delaying the formation of the council although the results of the GHMC elections were announced a month ago.
The police who were posted in front of Pragathi Bhavan immediately closed the gates and did not allow them to cross the barricades. The corporators were taken into preventive custody and shifted to different police stations.
There was a traffic slowdown on the Somajiguda stretch due to the flash protest.
BJYM stages dharna at Tivoli junction
The City Police took into custody 25 activists of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) when they tried to block traffic at Tivoli Junction in Secunderabad on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the police, BJYM activists, led by State president Bhanu Prakash tried to stage a protest in response to a ‘Chalo Pragathi Bhavan’ call given by the BJP leadership to register their protest alleging delay in formation of GHMC council. The police took them into custody and shifted them to different police stations.
Police denied rumours of Bhanu Prakash being injured during the incident. “He requested the police to shift him to a hospital complaining that he was injured. The police shifted him to Devi Hospital at Lothkunta in Trimulgherry where doctors said he did not have any injuries and that he was stable,” Kalmeshwar Shingenavar, DCP (North), said.
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