HYDERABAD: Telangana Congress chief Revanth Reddy met with a few of the suspects in the Secunderabad railway station violence on Friday at Chanchalguda Central Prison.
The jail authorities allowed Revanth Reddy and other Congress leaders to meet with the youth arrested following the June 17 violence at Secunderabad station during a protest against Agnipath, the Centre's recently announced scheme for army recruitment.
Revanth Reddy, president of the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC), assured the youth that the Congress party would assist them in any way possible. He urged them not to give up hope.
Later, he told reporters, "the innocent youths who were protesting against a wrong scheme brought by the Central government were arrested and jailed under sections that are usually invoked against terrorists."
Reddy, who is also a Member of Parliament, claimed that 50 of the 55 youth arrested in the case are from Scheduled Castes and Tribes (STs). "These young people represented hope for their families. Their parents are uneducated, and they now feel powerless "he said.