Tension prevailed in the district court at Hanamkonda in Warangal district when police forcibly prevented the agitating lawyers from entering the court.
The lawyers were protesting against the suspension of two lower court judges by the Hyderabad High Court on Monday on disciplinary grounds for protesting provisional allocation of judicial officers in the two Telugu States. One of the judges is president of the Telangana Judges’ Association. The main reason for the protests was the non-bifurcation of the high court after Telangana was created.
As part of the agitation, the lawyers boycotted the courts and ransacked furniture into a court hall. The guarding police personnel tried to prevent the lawyers from resorting to vandalism which led to commotion between lawyers and police. The agitating lawyers raised anti-police slogans and against also against judges of Andhra origin.
According to a report, some ten lawyers were taken into custody by the police and shifted to Subedari police station. Later, the agitating lawyers gathered before the police station and squatted on the road demanding release of their colleagues. (NSS)