Vijayawada: AP Police will not tolerate unauthorised protests and rallies in the state and Kapunadu leader Mudragada Padmanabham’s padayatra cannot be allowed considering the violent incidents that happened earlier in his meetings and agitations, AP director general of police N. Sambasiva Rao said on Tuesday.
He said it was mandatory to get permission for processions and padayatras, as per the guidelines of the Supreme Court, and Mr Padmanabham had not applied for permission from the cops.
He said they had clear reports from intelligence on the involvement of anti-social elements in this rally and had deployed huge forces, including two rapid action forces, at Kirlampudi, along with East Godavari and West Godavari districts, to face any kind of situation.
Sections 30 and 144 were in force and no one could hold protests and rallies, he added.
The police will act firm on persons who create public inconvenience by damaging private and government properties in the coming days and the police have arrested not less than 70 persons, who participated in MRPS agitation, and destroyed government assets, the DGP said.
He stressed upon the usage of technology and said the police would wear body cameras and special surveillance cameras and drones will analyse the situation every minute.
He said wine shops and bars in Godavari districts would remain closed on Wednesday as a preventive measure.
Asked about notices to petrol bunks on not to fill fuel to the vehicles of agitators, he said the police have done that as a precautionary measure.
Special focus will be kept on security measures at Amaravati region and special checks and drives will be conducted, Mr Sambasiva Rao said.