The City Police Commissioner A K Khan on Friday ordered the imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code in the surroundings of the High Court premises following the tension due to agitation by Telangana lawyers.
After the imposition of Section 144, the police now have the authority to stop all processions and rallies in the surroundings of High Court.
According to police, the need to impose Section 144 was acutely felt to prevent untoward incidents and to maintain law and order.
The Police Commissioner also warned of stringent action against those who violate the Section 144.
The lawyers are staging agitation since last Monday demanding 42 percent quota in Judiciary recruitments.
Meanwhile, the Telangana Advocates Forum on Friday met the High Court Chief Justice Nisar Ahmad Kakru at his Chambers and demanded withdrawal of police forces from the High Court premises.
They also urged the Chief Justice to shift Advocate-General’s office from the High Court premises.
They also appealed to Chief Justice to initiate action against Deputy Commissioner of Police Srinivas, who manhandled lawyers and lathicharged them.
Meanwhile, the Andhra Pradesh Bar Council, in an emergency meeting, justified the demands of Telangana lawyers.
However, the Bar Council condemned the ransacking of court premises and boycott of courts by Telangana advocates.