Bandobust to keep vigil at Amberpet

Mon 13 May 2019, 12:20:25
A week after clashes broke out between two groups over a temporary place of worship at Amberpet here, a large police contingent has been deployed in and around the site to avoid any untoward incident and to restore normalcy.

Around 40 people, including seven from Darsgah-Jihad-O-Shahadat (DJS), who expressed intention to gather at the site, offer prayers or stage protest, were taken into preventive custody and later let off.

On May 5, construction of the place of worship over a disputed land led to clashes between two groups, with both pelting stones at each other. In the violent incident, at least 20 people, including police personnel, got injured. Based on complaints, cases were registered against those involved.

On Saturday, Hyderabad police commissioner Anjani Kumar posted a tweet stating that some people with a vested interest have been spreading rumours on social media about people gathering at Amberpet. “No un lawful gathering shall be allowed at Amberpet, particularly in and around the area where there was a Law & order situation on last Sunday (sic),” he tweeted.

A large number of police personnel was deployed at Bagh Amberpet from Sunday morning. For nearly an hour in the afternoon, barricades were placed barring pedestrians, people in vehicles, from entering the lane where the disputed land is located.

In fact, vehicle users heading towards Bagh Amberpet area were stopped much ahead of the barricaded zone and asked to opt for alternative routes. Even the people who got on to the road after watching a movie at a nearby theatre were guided towards other routes.

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