HYDERABAD: After days of violence, the Osmania University campus remained peaceful today even as Telangana supporters continued protests in the city. Three buses of a private engineering college parked near Habsiguda were set ablaze by suspected Telangana activists late yesterday night. Scores of woman activists were taken into custody at Baghlingampally today when they tried to take out a rally to Gun Park opposite the Assembly.
Around 1 a.m yesterday, miscreants poured petrol on four buses parked near Raghavendra Nagar Colony in Habsiguda and set them ablaze. The buses belong to Adusumilli Vijaya Group of Engineering colleges located at Bommalaramaram in neighbouring Nalgonda district.
“Though there were four buses parked in the open place, only three caught fire. The other bus was moved to a safe place,’’ Osmania University police inspector P Ashok said.
Fire tenders rushed to the spot and doused the flames but buses were completely gutted by then. Police suspect that TRS activists from Habsiguda and Tarnaka might be behind the incident.
Meanwhile, the OU campus remained peaceful throughout the day. Student activists burnt an effigy protesting the police action on students. At Baghlingampally, hundreds of woman activists of TR S, BJP, CPI and other organisations gathered and tried to take out a rally to Gun Park, demanding introduction of separate Telangana Bill in the Parliament. Police, however, prevented them. Woman protesters then entered into a heated argument and a scuffle broke out when police tried to take them into preventive custody. Scores were taken into custody and later let off.
Student activists also held a road blockage near Shadan College in the morning demanding introduction of a separate Telangana Bill in the Parliament.