No CBI probe in Andhra Pradesh encounter for now

HC seeks case diary; says CBI probe not proper at this stage
Hyderabad: A division bench comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and Justice P.V. Sanjay Kumar of the Hyderabad High court on Friday directed the Andhra Pradesh police to place the case dairy pertaining to encounter in Seshachalam forest and the report of chemical examination report of weapons before the court by Tuesday.
The bench was dealing with the petitions seeking CBI probe into the encounter. The counsel for the petitioner insisted on a CBI probe.
The bench said that the CBI probe may not be proper at this stage. Let the investigation officer go ahead with the probe and there was nothing wrong in issuing the FIR without names of the police officers at this stage.
Justice Sengupta said, “If the petitioners know names of the police officer involved in the encounter let them give the names to the police, we will order them to include the names in the FIR.” While reminding that its endeavour is to see that investigation shall be impartial, the HC asked the petitioners to state clearly about bias if any.
AP farmers to witness hearing
Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta of the Hyderabad HC on Friday permitted scores of farmers from Krishna and West Godavari districts to witness the hearing of their pleas seeking not to allow AP to go ahead with the land acquisition for the Polavaram project.
The CJ was hearing, along with Justice S. Ravi Kumar, the pleas of farmers moved in the year 2009 challenging the land acquisition for the project as AP has not yet obtained the required permissions from Central authorities.
Relief for capital region farmers
Justice A. Rajasekhar Reddy of the Hyderabad High Court on Friday granted relief to another batch of farmers AP Capital Region by directing the government to allow them to carry their agriculture operations till their lands are acquired in accordance with law.
( Source : dc correspondent )
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