Hyderabad: The city Commissioner of Police Anjani Kumar on Wednesday directed Saifabad police station to register a case immediately against an unruly crowd that barged into the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Mayor Gadwal Vijayalakshmi's chamber and disrupted the functioning of the office. The commissioner also asked to take firm action as per law.
"The Mayor, GHMC, Hyderabad has informed that a large number of unruly crowd barged into the Chamber of Mayor and disrupted her functioning. You are directed to register a case immediately and take firm action as per law. You are also requested to ensure that sufficient deployment of force with senior officers must be done always whenever there is any gathering expected at the GHMC office. Matter Most Urgent," directed Anjani Kumar to Ch. Saidi Reddy, SHO of Saifabad Police Station.
On Tuesday, a tense situation prevailed at the GHMC head office as BJP corporators staged an instant protest. Irked by the GHMC council's reluctance to hold a meeting to discuss public grievances for nearly five months, scores of BJP corporators and party workers tried to enter the chamber of mayor Gadwal Vijayalaxmi and damaged furniture and flowerpots there, seeking an urgent general body meeting of the GHMC.
The BJP men reportedly barged into the Mayor's office and damaged the furniture, destroyed flower pots, cut the cable wires, defaced the GHMC name board, removed the nameplates of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, and even broke the glass panes.
When the Saifabad police tried to stop the corporators, some BJP corporators were injured when cops including women constables forcibly shifted the agitating corporators to the police station. Police were deployed in large numbers at the GHMC office to prevent any untoward incident. Later, the police took them into custody and registered criminal cases against 32 corporators and 50 workers of BJP.
Today, Minister of Municipal Administration and Urban Development KT Rama Rao had requested CP Hyderabad to take action against the BJP workers.