HYDERABAD:A protest by Telangana advocates demanding the immediate bifurcation of the high court turned ugly at the Ranga Reddy district court under LB Nagar Police limits here Friday.
Some miscreants hurled eggs and tomatoes at the court staff who tried to enter the court premises, triggering mild tension in the area. Despite having prior information about the possibility of the protest turning violent, Cyberabad police couldn’t prevent the unsavoury episode. They reportedly have video footage, based on which some suspects have been taken into custody, sources said. The police, however, were tightlipped over the incident.
Earlier in the day, the advocates gathered in front of the district court and staged a dharna demanding immediate division of the Hyderabad High Court between AP and Telangana. The protestors locked the main gate and sat in front of it, raising slogans. Amidst this drama, a few higher officials and staff of the court tried to enter into the building. It was at this juncture that the protest turned violent.
The court staff were petrified to find some protestors throwing eggs at them. Minutes after the incident, a large number of police personnel, including the Rapid Action Force, were deployed. The situation was soon brought under control but the forces stayed put to prevent further trouble.
The advocates also boycotted duties at the Nampally court in Hyderabad and staged a dharna in front of it demanding division of the high court with immediate effect.