However, Padmanabham is being administered fluids

Andhra Kapu stir Eight more get bail Padmanabham to continue fastFile photo: PTI
news Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 08:59

Another eight of the thirteen arrested Kapu leaders were granted bail on Saturday night in Andhra even as Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham stated that he would continue his fast till all the accused in the Tuni arson case were released.

Quoting sources close to Padmanabham's family, The Hindu reported that he has made it clear that he wants to take fluids, whenever it’s inevitable, but will continue the fast till his two main demands — releasing of his followers and lifting of cases — are met by the State government.

The agitation by Kapus, seeking inclusion in the Backward Classes category, had turned violent at Tuni on January 31 when the protesters went on a rampage setting on fire a passenger train, a police station, besides police and private vehicles.

The Andhra Pradesh Crime Investigation Department (CID) is investigating the train burning case.