Prof Kancha Ilaiah arrested in Khammam. Police arrested Ilaiah who came to Khammam for a public meeting organised for shepherds as a precautionary measure in view of controversy over his book on Arya Vysya's. Tension mounted at CPM party office in Khammam in regard of his arrest. Police say 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.