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Seer externed from Hyderabad

Hyderabad, July 11: Hyderabad police on Wednesday externed a Hindu religious leader from the city for six months for allegedly making provocative statements against other communities. Sri Peetham Swami Paripoornananda, who was under house arrest for last two days, was picked up by police early on Wednesday and was taken out of the city limits. Sources said he would be dropped at his ashram in Kakinada town in Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar issued Swami’s externment order under Telangana Prevention of Anti-Social and Hazardous Activities Act, 1980. The move came two days after Telangana Police externed film critic Kathi Mahesh from Hyderabad for six months for hurting religious sentiments of Hindus through his alleged derogatory comments on Lord Ram and Sita. Mahesh was taken out of the city and dropped at his native place in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. (IANS)