Security beefed up in coastal Andhra

Published: 27th July 2013 08:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th July 2013 08:35 AM   |  A+A-


The  director general of police V Dinesh Reddy conferred with chief secretary PK Mohanty here on Friday in the wake of reports that the Congress high command has taken a decision on the Telangana issue. As per sources, they discussed the law and order situation in the state and what should be done in the event of trouble breaking out in coastal Andhra districts if the Congress took a decision in favour of Telangana.

Dinesh Reddy was in Delhi for the last few days during which he held talks with union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde.

The political temperature shot up in coastal Andhra during the day with reports that the Congress had taken a decision in favour of a seperate Telangana.

Fearing violence, students were asked to vacate hostels in universities in coastal Andhra Pradesh even as police forces were moved to several Seemandhra districts to handle any law and order problem.

As per sources, 23 companies of forces were rusehd to Andhra districts of Guntur, Krishna, Chittoor, Visakhapatnam and Kadapa. Interestingly, no forces were moved to Telangana districts.

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