Hyderabad: In connection with the communal tension which had occurred last month in Saidabad area, police arrested nine persons including a police constable.
It may be recalled that in a minor road accident which occurred on 25th March, some miscreants had physically assaulted four Muslim youths which spread tension in the area. In this connection, police had registered two separate cases.
With the help of CCTV footage and videos obtained from other sources, police found the involvement of constable by name M. Vinay, resident of Harijan locality, Saidabad. In addition to him, N. Surinder and Sai were arrested.
Saidabad Police had earlier, registered a separate case of stone pelting in which police arrested M. Satyanarsimha Venkat Rao, A. Vidya Sagar, K. Kishore Kumar, Shaikh Akbar and two minors.
The above mentioned accused persons were presented in the court of law. The magistrate sent them to jail whereas police constable and his companion were released on bail.
Saidabad police also implicated Syed Fayazuddin alias Tarana Fayaz, Mohtashim billa and Mohammed Wasif.
It may be mentioned that the minor road accident had turned into communal violence.
Earlier, police had not taken any action in this case but after the publication of the news item in Siasat Urdu Daily that the culprits are moving freely, police came into action and arrested the youths but certain other youths have also been implicated in the case. These youths told that they are innocent and claimed that they had helped police maintained law and order situation.
When ACP of Malakpet, Mr. M. Sudarshan was contacted, he told that arrests have been made on the basis of evidence. He assured that those who made an attempt to disrupt the law and order situation will not be let off.