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Tribal pockets back to normalcy in Telangana

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Adilabad: Normalcy was restored in Agency areas of the district with large contingents of Rapid Action Force, Railway Protection Force and personnel of different Telangana State Special Police battalions deployed all over Utnoor and surrounding tribal habitations. Bandh organised by both Adivasis and Lambadas passed off peacefully, with commercial establishments, schools and hospitals remaining voluntarily closed.

Adilabad Collector Dr Buddaprakash M Jyothi, Inspector General Y Nagireddy, DIG C Ravi Varma, and Anil Kumar, Commissioners of Police Vikram Jeet Duggal, Kamalasan Reddy, SPs M Sreenivas, Vishnu S Warrier, Sunpreet Singh and several DSPs camped in Untoor for reviewing bandobust arrangements.

“As many as 23 pickets and 16 check posts were erected across the district in view of Friday’s clashes and bandh on Saturday. Patrolling has been intensified for preventing untoward incidents. No single violent incident was reported. About 2,000 security personnel, drawn from neighbouring districts have been deployed,” a press statement said.

Ravi Varma and Y Nagireddy visited violence affected places in Hasnapur and Utnoor. They interacted with victims of the clashes and those whose properties were set on fire by protesters on Friday. They appealed public not to believe in rumors and to cooperate with police. They cautioned that stern action would be taken against those who provoke tribals using any means.

Traffic comes to stand still

On the other hand, traffic on Hyderabad-Nagpur National Highway44 came to a standstill for several hours following rasta-rokos staged by Adivasis in Neradigonda and Bhelamandals, condemning Friday’s clashes. They withdrew their protest when local cops assured them of action.

They demanded action against those who insulted statue of tribal legend Kumram Bheem in Bheethalguda village of Narnoormandal on Thursday night. They sought removal of Lambadas from STs.

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