Hyderabad: TRS, BJP and other pro-Telangana organisations on Thursday began a 'Sadak Bandh' (road blockade) on the Hyderabad-Bangalore Highway in support of the separate statehood demand even as police denied permission for it.
Leaders and workers of TRS, BJP and other organisations tried to enforce the blockade since morning by squatting on the roads.
The blockade is being carried out from Mahabubnagar district, neighbouring Rayalaseema region, to Hyderabad. The 'Sadak Bandh' supporters chose various places on the highway to enforce the agitation.
Police, which made elaborate security arrangements, detained some of the protesting leaders and took them away to enable normal traffic resumption.
TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao, who is in Delhi to attend the Parliament session condemned the alleged arrests of the leaders and activists and demanded their immediate release.