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Seemandhra on high alert over Telangana resolution

Hyderabad, Oct 3, 2013 (IANS) 19:36 IST
The central government has alerted police in Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra regions of Andhra Pradesh in view of the resolution being tabled in the union cabinet meeting Thursday to carve out separate Telangana state.

The union home ministry has directed police to take all precautionary measures to maintain law and order in view of the possible protests over the development, officials said.

Acting Director General of Police B. Prasada Rao Thursday evening held a video conference with the inspectors general of police and superintendents of police of all 13 districts of Seemandhra, as Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra are together known.

The police chief directed the officials to beef up security at vital installations and take all necessary steps to prevent untoward incidents. The SPs have also been advised to act with restraint while dealing with the peaceful protestors.

Police already tightened security at the residences of union ministers, MPs, state ministers and state legislators in the wake of reports that the Telangana note would be submitted to the union cabinet.

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