A total of two state buses, two trucks and four SUVs set on fire

Demanding a new district angry mob sets on fire buses and vehicles in Telangana
news Friday, July 01, 2016 - 18:36

Telangana’s Jangaon witnessed violence on Friday with few state buses and private vehicles being set on fire by a mob demanding a separate district.

In the run up to the 2014 Assembly Elections Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had promised that 17 separate districts would be carved out of the state for better administration.

In the election manifesto, Jangaon was one of the 17 prospective names but in the recently held district collector meeting on May 20, the chief minister proposed the name of Mahbubabad instead of Jalgaon.

Since then, locals have held protests and questioned the CM for going back on his pre-poll promise.

But on Friday the issue escalated to newer heights, with reports suggesting a total of two state buses, two trucks and four SUVs set on fire by protestors who belonged to cadres of all political parties including the ruling TRS and opposition TDP and BJP workers.

''Demanding separate district for Jangaon, hundreds of protesters came on roads in Jangaonʉۻtown and burnt two RTC buses and two lorries and four Sumos, which caused heavy traffic jam due to which we were forced to lathi charge,'' a police officer told The News Minute.

 

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