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Over 30 detained for trying to stop Jaipal Reddy's convoy

April 17, 2011 21:59 IST
Over 30 persons were taken into custody at two different places by police when they tried to stop the convoy of Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, S Jaipal Reddy, and State Home Minister Sabita Indra Reddy who were on their way to Gangirala village in Rangareddy district of Andhra Pradesh, on Sunday.

Sabita Indira Reddy hails from Rangareddy district. Shouting slogans, a group of Telangana supporters tried to stop the convoy at Gangirala, but police immediately intervened and cleared the way. The ministers, later, left for Yellakonda village to inaugurate a bridge, where too they faced some protest.

"Over 25 persons were taken into custody at Gangirala and about eight at Yellakonda village," Nawabpet police said. "We brought the situation under control immediately and bridge inauguration function went off well," they said.

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