Khammam : The writer has been facing protests from the Arya Vysya groups for describing the trading community as social smugglers in his Telugu book "Samaajika smugglerlu komatollu". Prof. Kancha Ilaiah arrested in Khammam district. Police arrested Kancha Ilaiah who came to Khammam district for a public meeting organised for shepherds as a precautionary measure in view of controversy over his book 'Samajika Smaglaru Komatollu' on Arya Vysya's. Tension mounted at CPM party office in Khammam in regard of his arrest.
Police said that they arrested Ilaiah to prevent unnecessary strife in case of making any controversial comments in the meeting. Sources say that the tension situation created at the time of arrest is now under control. Arya Vysya communities are seeking a ban on the book and the arrest of the writer for hurting their sentiments.