A day earlier, BJP corporator Sravan had suffered an injury during a clash between rival parties at an Independence Day event.
After the incident on Monday, Neredmet police registered a criminal case against Malkajgiri MLA M Hanumantha Rao (TRS) and his supporters. It is the second criminal case in as many days against the TRS MLA.
BJP on Sunday gave a bandh call in Malkajgiri to protest against the assault of its Malkajgiri corporator Sravan allegedly by TRS activists led by Hanumantha Rao.
On Monday, BJP activists led by its corporator G Sunitha Yadav staged a protest at Santoshimaa Nagar. The activists were taken to the Neredmet police station, where BJP leaders yet again started to protest near the gate.
Meanwhile, TRS activists led by Hanumantha Rao and a few corporators entered the Neredmet police station lane as a rally. The MLA and others were supposed to go to Huzurabad, where Dalita Bandhu scheme was scheduled to be launched by chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
After the rival party leaders came face to face, the situation went out of control as a large number of TRS activists tried to surge towards BJP cadre. Though policemen tried to stop and control the activists, some TRS cadre allegedly indulged in vandalism by damaging parked cars, including the vehicle of Sunitha. “The whole road was clear when we went to Neredmet. Suddenly from where did the stone come? It is obvious that TRS cadres brought stones and then damaged our cars and resorted to pelting. TRS activists deliberately entered the police station lane with forehand information that BJP activists were there. Who gave this information?,’‘ Sunitha, on whose complaint a case was registered by Neredmet police against Hanumantha Rao, said
Rachakonda assistant commissioner of police (Kushaiguda) Shiva Kumar dismissed the claim that police had leaked information to TRS about the presence of BJP leaders at Neredmet police station. “TRS activists changed their actual route course from Malkajgiri and we did not have the communication about it. As a result, TRS activists entered the police station lane. I myself was there at the police station and brought the situation under control without anyone getting injured. There was only one car which got damaged,” the ACP said.