Hyderabad: Seeking retention of Andhra Pradesh’s capital at Amaravati, two members of the Andhra Pradesh Vidhyarthi Yuvajana Samithi sat in protest in front of superstar Mahesh Babu’s residence in Filmnagar on Friday. In the coming days, they would be holding similar protests in front of the residences of actors Chiranjeevi, Allu Arjun, Balakrishna, Jr. NTR, Mohan Babu, Naresh, Prabhas, Nagarjuna and Venkatesh. The students further demanded that special committees be appointed for development of Uttarandhra and Rayalaseema, immediate grant of special status to AP by central government and fulfilling of assurances made under the AP Reorganisation Bill.
Later, police took the two into preventive custody. Sub-inspector P. Yadagiri Rao said, “At around 11:30 am two students, Shahrukh and Shaik Jeelani, sat in protest in front of Mahesh Babu’s residence. Police immediately went to the spot and took them into preventive custody under 154 Cr.P C. The two were released on personal bond after some time”.