Hyderabad: The Telangana High Court on Monday decided to hear a PIL seeking special investigation team (SIT) probe into the alleged fake encounter of Punnam Lingaiah alias Linganna at Rallagadda village in Gundala mandal of the district on July 31 this year, after the outcome of the case pending before the Supreme Court.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Justice A. Abhishek Reddy was hearing the PIL filed by Prof. Gaddam Laxman, president of the Civil Liberties Committee seeking a re-post-mortem of Linganna and probe by a SIT.
The petitioner also sought cases be registered against the police personnel who participated in the alleged fake encounter, as per the Supreme Court guidelines issued in cases related to encounters.
When the plea come up for hearing on Wednesday, special counsel for the state government submitted that the Supreme Court has already stayed all proceedings in this issue, based on the special leave petition filed by the TS government. Taking note of the orders of the apex court, the court adjourned the PIL as ‘sine die’.
Final hearing of PIL on civic body polls on Sept. 26
Adjourning cases related to the Municipal elections to September 26 for final hearing, the Telangana High Court on Wednesday directed the petitioners to place their submissions in written format.
A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Justice A. Abhishek Reddy was dealing with two PILs filed by K. Anju Kumar Reddy from Nirmal and another by Malla Reddy, an agriculturist from Malkajgiri. The petitioners were alleging that the state government and municipal authorities had violated the rules of the Telangana Municipal Act while completing the pre-poll process for the urban local body elections.
They sought a stay on issuance of the election notification.
The PILs have been heard by the Bench several times since July 2019.
During hearing on Monday (September 9) the Court told the petitioners that the municipal elections had been delayed for a long time and they should let the government conduct them and adjourned the cases, on the insistence of counsels for the petitioners, to submit the rules violated by the government in the completion of the pre-poll process.
On Wednesday, Mr Naresh Reddy, counsel for one of the petitioners, requested the court to allow him to submit the grievances.
The court directed him and the other petitioner to submit the detailed written submissions.
Chief Justice Chauhan said that after going through the written submissions of the petitioners, the Bench would decide the issue....