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‘Agnipath’ Protests: Secunderabad Violence ‘Mastermind’ Arrested, Say Cops


Avula Subba Rao is allegedly the mastermind behind the violence (File)

Secunderabad:

An ex-Armyman has been arrested in reference to the Friday’s violence at Secunderabad railway station in Telangana over the ‘Agnipath’ recruitment scheme, the police mentioned.

Avula Subba Rao is allegedly the mastermind behind the violence whereby a number of trains had been set on hearth by the protesters, whereas one individual was killed when police opened hearth to disperse the mob, officers mentioned.

He reportedly created WhatsApp teams to mobilise the mob and performed a key function in arson and vandalism in Secunderabad.

Mr Rao is from Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh and has been operating a coaching academy for military aspirants that has branches in Narsaraopet, Hyderabad and at the very least seven different locations for the previous few years.

He was apprehended by the police for questioning on Saturday.

19-year-old Rajesh from Warangal was killed whereas greater than a dozen had been injured on Friday as hundreds of demonstrators attacked a number of passenger trains on the railway station, burning down coaches and destroying public property.

Police have detained a number of individuals in reference to the violence from Adoni, Kurnool, Guntur, Nellore, Amadalavalasa, Visakhapatnam and Yalamanchili.

The agitation broke out in a number of states after the federal government unveiled the ‘Agnipath’ scheme on Tuesday for the recruitment of troopers within the Military, Navy and the Air Drive, on a four-year short-term contractual foundation.

Underneath the scheme, individuals between the age of 17.5 years and 21 years might be inducted into the providers for a four-year tenure. Throughout this era, they are going to be paid a month-to-month wage between Rs 30,000-40,000 plus allowances, adopted by obligatory retirement for many with out gratuity and pension advantages.

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