Telangana Political Joint Action Committee (TJAC) Chairman Prof. M. Kodandaram was taken into preventive custody by the police on Saturday while he was on his way to Jangaon to participate in sixth phase of Amara Veerula Spoorthi Yatra.
Earlier in the day, Kodandaram met Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy at latter’s residence in Ministers’ Quarters and sought permission for the Amara Veerula Spoorthi Yatra. However, the Home Minister was non-committal on the issue. Speaking to media persons later, Kodandaram said he was firm on undertaking sixth phase of Amara Veerula Spoorthi Yatra in Warangal despite all obstructions.
When he proceeded for the yatra, he was stopped at Narapally near Ghatkesar and taken into preventive custody.
Condemning Kodandaram’s arrest, Congress senior leader and former MP V. Hanumantha Rao staged a sit-in-protest near Adibatla police station demanding his immediate release. Police also took VHR and other Congress activists into
Meanwhile, police also took several TJAC activists into custody when they tried to take out Yatra in Jangaon. (INN)