Hyderabad: The Telangana High Court on Saturday directed the state police to produce Osmania University assistant professor Chinthakindi Kashim before it at 10.30 am on Sunday. He was arrested on Saturday after searches were carried out in his house.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Justice A. Abhishek Reddy was dealing with an urgent house motion petition regarding the arrest of Mr Kashim. The bench heard the case at the Chief Justice’s residence as Saturday was a court holiday.
The habeas corpus petition was filed by Prof. Gaddam Laxman, president of the Civil Liberties Committee, Telangana state unit.
He alleged that Mr Kashim had been illegally detained.
Mr V. Raghunath, counsel representing the petitioner, detailed the searches and arrest of Mr Kashim. Mr Harinder Prasad, counsel for the state, submitted that an FIR was registered against Mr Kashim in 2016 and he was absconding since then.
The bench said the contention of the police was rather ridiculous as Mr Kashim was engaged in holding classes at the university....