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TJAC chairman, supporters taken into custody

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Joint Action Committee (TJAC) M and his supporters were today taken into custody as they tried to hold a meeting here, for which permision was denied by police.

The TJAC proposed to organise the meeting at Tank Bund on the banks of to commemorate 'million march', a protest programme organised in 2011 as part of separate agitation.

The TJAC comprises different people's organisations.

Police denied permission for the meeting and made tight security arrangements at the Tank Bund and other places in the city to ensure law and order.

Traffic was closed on the upper Tank Bund road from 11 AM and and it was diverted through other routes.

was taken into custody as he tried to attend the meeting which does not have permission, a told reporters.

Speaking to reporters, criticised the state government for not allowing the meeting to be conducted peacefully.

Scores of TJAC activists were taken into preventive custody, he claimed.

The 'million march' held on March 10 in 2011 had turned violent with several statues on the Tank Bund being vandalised and some political leaders and others coming under attack.

V V told reporters that police acted as per law and that those who attempted to attend the meeting were taken into custody.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 21:05 IST