Hyderabad, June 14: The Hyderabad City Police arrested 700 activists of TRS, BJP, CPI and TJAC during the Chalo Assembly rally on Friday.
Those arrested include 45 MLAS, three MPs and three MLCs.
City Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma claimed that the Police used utmost restraint and did not get provoke despite several acts of provocations resorted to by the agitators.
“There were incidents of stone pelting and vandalism at Osmania University and Ashok Nagar areas of Hyderabad City. At Osmania University when the students were pelting stones at the police had to resort to tear gas shells. In Ashok Nagar area also the agitators pelted stones on the police and damaged police vehicle. To prevent them from indulging in further violence, tear gas shells were lobbed,” he said.
The Commissioner described the overall situation in the city as “under control and under close watch.”