Hyderabad: The High Court granted the government time till September 5 to file an affidavit along with the reports of DIG, Karimnagar range, and prison officials on the alleged attack by police personnel in Nerella in July, and the condition of eight Dalits who are victims of alleged police torture.
A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice J. Uma Devi was dealing with a PIL by Mr Gaddam Lakshman, president of the Civil Liberties Committee, seeking to order a probe through either the CBI or a Special Investigation Team into the alleged torture.
TS Advocate-General D. Prakash Reddy said that a sub-inspector of Nerella was suspended for “exceeding his limits.”
He said there was no need to provide treatment to four of the eight alleged victims and that they were not coming forward to have medical tests. He told the court that the principal secretary, home, had prepared a report on the incident and the government had received reports from the DIG and jail superintendent on the episode. Preparing an affidavit on the reports would take some time.
The bench directed the AG to submit details to the petitioner's advocate for his response during next hearing.