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In Andhra Pradesh, police stops Bus Yatra of Telangana Joint Action Committee and takes 16 leaders into custody; Six of them released; Talks continue to find a solution to Telangana issue

In Andhra Pradesh, police today foiled the Bus Yatra taken out by the Telangana Joint Action Committee, JAC from Hyderabad to Kothagudem Coal fields. Extending solidarity to the Coal Workers who are on strike for statehood for Telangana, the Telangana JAC has taken out a Bus yatra this afternoon to Singareni Coal Fields. The police stopped the yatra at Pembarthi in Warangal District and took 16 leaders including its Chairman Prof Kodandaram into custody under section 151 of Criminal Procedure Code. However, Prof. Kodandaram and five others were later released on personal surety. Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy reviewed the situation in the wake of General Strike with ministers in Hyderabad this evening. Congress Party sources said in New Delhi that the consultation process is expected to come to an end by tomorrow. The party sources however refused to set a time frame for the resolution of issue. The Employees’ Unions of the State owned Road Transport Corporation have however decided to continue the ongoing stir.

Monday , 10   October , 2011