Tension prevailed for some time when the police obstructed the Congress leaders tried to stage dharna in front of the Vemulavada Temple Development Authority (VTDA) located near Chief Minister Camp Office here on Wednesday. Congress senior leader and former MP Ponnam Prabhakar tried to stage dharna protesting against the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s attitude in implementing the assurances given by him for the development of the Vemulavada temple.
In a dramatic manner, the Panjagutta police arrested him and assured him to take to Chief Minister Camp office and made him to get in Police vehicle. While understanding the police plan, Ponnam tried to jump from the police vehicle on the road. At this juncture argument took place between police and Ponnam.
Earlier, the police rounded up Ponnam’s residence located at Somajiguda but Ponnam came out from his residence along with Vemulavada Congress leader Adi Srinivas. The police immediately arrested Ponnam and shifted to Panjagutta police station besides arresting the leaders coming from Vemulavada. (NSS)