K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief, was arrested by the police before he could begin his fast-unto-death for Telangana statehood on Sunday morning.
Police intercepted KCR’s convoy at Alaganur crossroads, about 55 km from Siddipet. He was taken in a police vehicle to Khammam, where he was remanded by a court to 15 days judicial custody and sent to the district jail.
The state home minister, Sabita Indra Reddy, said KCR’s fast was prevented on health grounds as he had undergone surgery recently.
The TRS has called for a bandh in the region on Monday, November 30, to protest the arrest of KCR. All schools and colleges in the city will remain closed on Monday. Osmania University has closed all its campus colleges except the College of Engineering till December 3.