Senior police officials, who rushed to Tuni in the district where the agitators went on a rampage setting on fire a passenger train, a police station, police and private vehicles yesterday, took stock of the situation.

They inspected the Tuni police station and others which were at the receiving end of the agitators. "Many policemen, 10-15 have been injured. We are taking details and registering individual cases. There are no deaths. Forces have come in large numbers. We are deploying force in all places. We restrained (policemen) yesterday," a senior police official told reporters in East Godavari district.

Violence on such a large scale was not expected, he said. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu reviewed the situation with ministers and officials in Vijayawada.

State Municipal Administration Minister P Narayana found fault with former minister Mudragada Padmanabham, the leader of the agitation, for not conducting the stir in a "democratic and peaceful" way.

Meanwhile, the South Central Railway today cancelled some trains and rescheduled others in the wake of the agitators setting the Vijayawada-Visakhapatnam Ratnachal Express on fire yesterday.

YSR Congress President and Opposition leader Y S Jaganmmohan Reddy, actor-turned-politician and Janasena Party founder Pavan Kalyan and also Padmanabham are scheduled to address media conferences today.

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