The 'Chalo Tank Bund' protest, called by the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation Joint Action Committee (TSRTC JAC), turned violent on Saturday after police lathi-charged protesters.
With the RTC workers calling for the 'Chalo Tank Bund', reportedly the police have taken almost 2,000 people as a precautionary action. The SPs had instructions from the higher officials to stop the protestors from entering the city.
Hyderabad City Commissioner, Anjani Kumar said that they denied permission to TSRTC JAC workers to hold a march on Tank Bund.
The JAC, which is a collective of TSRTC unions, chose to defy police orders denying permission for the protest and marched towards Ambedkar Circle in Tank Bund. Retaliating to the lathi charge, protestors allegedly pelted stones at the police personnel, injuring a few. Police also allegedly pelted stones and used tear gas to disperse the crowd.
Roads leading to Tank Bund had closed on Saturday and fortified with barbed wires, barricades, and several police checkpoints. Around 100 protestors coming from Liberty circle, however, managed to breach the security and confronted the police at Basheerbagh.