Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
News18 » India
1-min read

Amid COVID-19 Lockdown, Irate Passengers Attack Police on Andhra Pradesh-Telangana Border, Says AP DGP

State Director General of Police D G Sawang said in a statement that the passengers, who were stranded at the checkpoint after they were denied entry into the state, resorted to a "mob attack" on police personnel.

PTI

Updated:March 26, 2020, 11:50 PM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp
Amid COVID-19 Lockdown, Irate Passengers Attack Police on Andhra Pradesh-Telangana Border, Says AP DGP
Representational Image: PTI

A group of irate passengers stranded on the Andhra Pradesh-Telangana border due to the coronavirus lockdown allegedly hurled stones at the police near the Vadapalli checkpoint late on Thursday night, causing head injury to a constable, police said.

State Director General of Police D G Sawang said in a statement that the passengers, who were stranded at the checkpoint after they were denied entry into the state, resorted to a "mob attack" on police personnel.

"They tried to cross the border in violation of the lockdown orders. In the night, they attacked the police and caused injuries. We strongly condemn this," the DGP said. He said cases would be registered and stern action takenagainst the guilt.

Sawang said the two state governments entered into an agreement to allow the passengers, mostly students, after necessary medical examination. "We have even arranged special buses for them and made facilities for quarantine. Ignoring all this, they tried to cross the border and also resorted to mob attack on police personnel," the DGP said.

Hundreds of people, who were on their way home in various parts of AP from Hyderabad, were denied entry into the state in view of the restriction on movement of people and vehicles due to the coronavirus lockdown. While those who agreed to get into a quarantine facility were allowed to come in, others were barred entry.

Support the daily wage earners who have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to contribute to the cause. #IndiaGives

The daily News18 Coronavirus COVID-19 newsletter - Get your copy here.

Subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube

Read full article

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results

India

  • Active Cases

    4,312

     
  • Total Confirmed

    4,789

     
  • Cured/Discharged

    352

     
  • Total DEATHS

    124

     
Data Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India
Updated: April 07 (06:00 PM)
Hospitals & Testing centres

World

  • Active Cases

    994,419

     
  • Total Confirmed

    1,364,711

     
  • Cured/Discharged

    293,843

     
  • Total DEATHS

    76,449

     
Data Source: Johns Hopkins University, U.S. (www.jhu.edu)
Hospitals & Testing centres