Hyderabad: Security heightened at Goshamahal ahead of bandh against Raja Singh’s arrest

Hyderabad: Security arrangements are being heightened by police higher-ups in Goshamahal constituency in view of a bandh call made by Sri Ram Yuva Sena on Saturday.

The call for observing a bandh is made to protest the arrest and detention of Goshamahal MLA, T Raja Singh, under the Preventive Detention (PD) Act. 

Rapid Action Force, Commissioner’s Task Force and Quick Response Teams are planned to be deployed at Mangalhat, State BJP office at M J Market, Begum Bazaar Chatri, Siddiamber Bazaar, Jummerat Bazaar, Puranapul and Dhoolpet.

Protest demonstrations are expected to take place at multiple places and markets will remain closed. Schools have declared a holiday in view of the prevailing situation.

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Police officials have said that no one will be allowed to forcefully enforce the bandh and warned of strict action against anyone attempting to stir trouble.

Senior police officials will be monitoring the developments.

A few organizations have not officially come out in support of the Bandh but have extended unofficial support to the protest call.

Raja Singh has been detained at the Central Prison at Cherlapally after his arrest following multiple cases for allegedly making derogatory comments against Prophet Muhammad. Several protests broke out in the city following his comments on August 22.