Four Hindu youths, who were allegedly involved in temple desecration at Kurmaguda in Madannapet police station limits which triggered
clashes between two communities recently, were arrested by the
Special Investigation Team of the Central Crime Station on Friday.
According to the police, the four persons had thrown meat and
sprinkled green water on the grill of Hanuman temple at Kurmaguda.
The incident triggered communal riots in Saidabad and Madannapet
police station limits and led to imposition of curfew.
The arrested youths are identified as GHMC sanitation superviser Nagaraj of Maddannapet,
flower decorator Kiran Kumar, hotel waiter Ramesh alias Chinna and
car driver Dayand Singh of Kurmaguda.
The key accused who are at
large are moneylender Srinivas alias Salman Srinu and liquor
Police said Srinu and Niranjan hatched a conspiracy at a
restaurant on April 7 when they asked Nagaraj, Kiran Kumar, Ramesh
and Dayanand Singh to throw pieces of cow legs and sprinkle
green-colour water on the wall of Sri Abhayanjaneya Swamy temple
which divides two clusters of homes where two groups of people are
“Nagaraj, Kiran, Ramesh and Dayanad gathered at a wine shop at
Champapet and discussed the preparation , procurement of the
materials to be used at the temple. After having consumed liquor,
Nagaraju and Ramesh procured two pieces of cow legs and a paint
bottle. They went to the temple and threw the cow legs on the
temple wall and also sprinkled the coloured water at the place,’’
The communally sensitive Madannapet was rocked by communal clashes
on April 08 following the temple desecration. Over a dozen
people were injured in the violence spread to Saeedabad and
surrounding areas forcing police to impose indefinite curfew.
Later, activists belonging to the Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee in
a fact finding report blamed the state government and the police
for the riots that spread in Hyderabad in second week of April.
They also accused Hindutva brigade of provocation and instigating
"Congress government responsible for
the communal violence in Hyderabad city. RSS outfits communalizing
the situation and polarizing population by developing communal
sentiments", the activists observed in their report.
"Communal violence that spread in
Hyderabad is not a sudden act of violence. In recent years,
communal fever is rising in Andhra Pradesh.
"It is a part of continuation of
greater conspiracy that has impact especially in the Telangana
region because of regional movement for separate Telangana State
which is captured by BJP to gain political power.
"They are working hard with the RSS
outfits to communalize the situation and polarize population by
developing communal sentiments. Due to this, communal hatred has
increased in this region by which both the rural and urban
peoples’ lives are in danger and have become the target of
Hindutva fascists ideology", they noted.
Accusing VHP leader Pravin Togadia,
who visited Hyderabad before and after the riots, of provocation
and questioning the inaction of the state government, the
activists noted, "After Togadia left Hyderabad, riots started in
Hyderabad and curfew was imposed in several parts of city, section
144 was imposed in Hyderabad and Secunderabad areas. During this
period also Togadia visited the city and the Congress government
permitted to hold a camp of VHP and Hindu Vahini and arranged
facilities to him where he addressed (rally) and once again
instigated the cadre."
Meanwhile, a large group of BJP
activists gathered at the busy Saidabad junction on Saturday
morning to hold a dharna against the alleged harassment of Hindu
youth by the police following the desecration of a temple in
Madannapet on April 8.
The protesters led by BJP leaders Baddam Bal Reddy, Govind Rathi
and corporator Sahadev Yadav alleged that the police wrongly
implicated Hindus in the temple desecration case.