Hyderabad: Circle Inspector of Police, Jagtiyal, Mr. Karunakar Rao presented the culprit, M. Venkataiah a rickshaw puller who damaged the idols in Mandaleshwara Swami Devasthana adjacent to Jintakunta tank located at national highway of Jagtiyal. He was arrested on the bases of the footage of CCTV camera.
After presenting the culprit in a press conference, he told that the rickshaw puller was in drunken condition who damaged the evidence with a heavy stone. It may be mentioned that the Hindu organizations had made an attempt to give it a communal colour by linking it to Muslims. They staged dharna, rasta roko program and relay hunger strike to import pressurize the police to arrest the culprit. The agitators were shouting slogans against the Muslims. By arresting the culprit, the police sealed the tongues of the Hindu activists. He appealed to people not to arrive at hasty conclusions to associate such incidents to the innocent people. He mentioned that all those who want to disrupt law and order situation, will be dealt with seriously.