The government should take stringent action against the guilty irrespective of their party affiliations, Devegowda said.
An angry mob attacked a woman and her daughter in Ramareddy on Wednesday night, claiming they performed black magic in the village.
The 17 people arrested in the case have been booked under the provisions of the National Security Act, National Disaster Management Act, Epidemic Act and Sections of the IPC.
State Director General of Police D G Sawang said in a statement that passengers, who were stranded at the checkpoint after they were denied entry into the state, resorted to a "mob attack" on police.
While condemning the horrific incident, said the instead of filming the act on cell-phones, the local residents should have intervened to stop the attack.
Since the beginning of 2017, multiple attacks have been carried by mobs, of which 60% of the cases are cow-related violence against Muslims.
The scared scholar Ramnath Bhatt feared for his life ran and took refuge in a nearby school but the unruly mob even gheraoed the school, not willing to spare him.