Hyderabad: Tension prevailed at the Habeebnagar police station late at night on Friday when family members of two rowdysheeters staged protests alleging that they had gone missing and that they had been illegally detained there. Some members of the mob also damaged property within the police station premises.
Habeebnagar inspector T. Amrutha Reddy said that the family members of the two rowdysheeters, identified as Md Kaleem and Saleem, gathered at the police station at about 11.30 pm. “The family members claimed that we had arrested them. We stated that we had not do so, and asked them the check the police station premises,” the inspector said. “After checking the premises they couldn’t find the accused and they started spreading rumours in the surrounding areas. Following this, about 50 people came to the police station and damaged furniture in the premises.”
The inspector said the rowdysheeters were involved in several criminal offences. “There are around 10 cases on Md Kaleem and nine on Saleem. Both of them were traced on Saturday. Police took them into custody for previous offences,” the inspector said.
Following the incident, additional teams from various police stations rushed to the spot and dispersed the mob. Teams of the Quick Response Team and Telangana State Special Police Force were deployed in the area to ensure that there are no untoward incidents.
Police has registered cases against 20 people who vandalised the furniture in the police station under Indian Penal Code Section for voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty.