Man stops Telangana CM’s convoy, taken into custody

South India

A youth created ruckus on the Telangana formation day on June 2 by stopping the convoy of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhara Rao as he was returning after paying tributes to the martyrs of Telangana statehood movement at Gun Park in Hyderabad.

The protestor is identified as Hanumanth Naik a native of Nalgonda. Alert policemen and other officials on the group stopped the man and shifted to Saifabad police station. An investigation is underway.

DCP Central Zone P Vishwa Prasad told, “The man is an employee of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). He is with the DRF (disaster relief force). We are questioning him and will issue a press release later.”

Quoting sources, the Indian Express report that the man is neither an activist of any opposition party, nor working for anyone. He came here in order to draw the CM’s attention in a bid to sanction a 2BHK house for himself.

In the midst of Covid-19 pandemic, the state government had scaled down the state formation day celebrations. CM Rao, marking the State Formation Day, hoisted the national flag at his camp office, Pragathi Bhavan and later reached the Telangana Martyrs Memorial at Gun Park. Ministers and other public representatives were assigned different districts to mark the occasion.

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