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Road leading to Dharmabad from Bidrelli closed
400 policemen drawn from APSP, AR deployed
COMMITTED:Telugu Desam MLAs and MLCs under judicial custody at Dharmabad ITI in Nanded district of Maharashtra on Monday.
BIDRELLI (ADILABAD DT.) Telugu Desam Party's (TDP) plan of a ‘maha dharna' on Monday on the Andhra Pradesh-Maharashtra border in Mudhole mandal of Adilabad district failed as police prevented activists from reaching the place. The road leading to Dharmabad from Bidrelli forest check post on the Mudhole-Basar road was closed for traffic about 3 km inside the AP border since Sunday night.
About 400 policemen drawn from AP Special Police, the Armed Reserve and regular personnel from Adilabad and Nizamabad were deployed at many key places including Bidrelli. Vehicle check points were put in place even at Nirmal, about 60 km from the border, to restrict any movement of TDP activists.
Adilabad Superintendent of Police P. Promod Kumar, who had camped at Basar nearby to monitor the situation personally, said the bandobust was to prevent any untoward incident on the border. It may be stated here that people of Dharmabad and other nearby villages were antagonistic to Mr. Naidu insisting on visiting the Babli dam site.
The Nizamabad police too set up vehicle checks at various places including the bridge on Godavari connecting Yamcha in Navipet mandal to Basar. TDP Rajya Sabha member Harikrishna was taken into custody by Nizamabad police as he tried to cross into Basar.
Bidrelli check post was abuzz with activity only because of the large contingent of newsmen who stayed put throughout the day. TV news channel reporters were seen knitting together little pieces of information that came their way as they reported live from the place.
The Maharashtra police too did not allow movement of vehicles from Dharmabad towards Bidrelli. They also barred media from entering the ITI premises at Dharmabad where the 57 TDP leaders were lodged.
The hartal called by the TDP to protest the shoddy treatment given to the TDP leaders at Dharmabad was by and large peaceful as business establishments downed shutters and the RTC ran curtailed services.
Police took into preventive custody about 150 TDP and left party workers across the district.
Meanwhile, pro-Babli dam activists and those from Raj Thakre's Maharashtra Navnirmam Sena at Dharmabad staged protests over TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu's stand vis-a-vis Babli project.
They demanded the government not to allow the TDP fact finding team anywhere near the project in question.
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