Tension prevailed for some time outside the Korutla court in Jagtial district on Wednesday when Arya Vysyas and BJP activists tried to pelt eggs and throw slippers at Kancha Ilaiah, author of the controversial book "Samajika Smugglerlu Komatollu".
The police obstructed the agitators and arrested them.
The pelting happened in course of an agaitation that Arya Vysya Sangham and BJP activists staged before the court against Ilaiah, who had come to appear before it in connection with the case filed against him by Arya Vysya leader Manchala Jagan over Ilaiah's comments in the book against the community.
Earlier, BJYM activists staged an agitation at the lodge Ilaiah stayed at in Jagtial, too. They tried to attack the lodge, too, leading to tension. Police reached the spot and chased the agitators away. The police then also transported Ilaiah from Jagtial to the Korutla court with protection.