Nerella Dalit case: Cops get 1 week to counter charges

Published Oct 25, 2017, 1:54 am IST
Updated Oct 25, 2017, 1:54 am IST
Sircilla SP, suspended SI told to file response in torture case.
(Representational image)
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Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday granted one week to the Sircilla district SP and sub-inspector of Nerella police station (who is under suspension) to file their counter affidavits on a PIL with regard to Nerella Dalit torture incident.

A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice M. Ganga Rao was dealing with a PIL by Gaddam Lakshman, president of civil liberties committee, seeking a CBI or SIT probe into the alleged brutal torture of eight persons belonging to Dalit and BC communities by police at Nerella village in Sircilla district, and also the taken up case on the incident based on a letter from retired judge Justice B. Chandra Kumar.


The bench directed the TS home department to compile all the counter affidavits filed in the case so far and submit a comprehensive report. 

Help for Deloitte in Agri Gold case
The Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday directed the departments concerned of TS and AP governments, Income Tax and banks to extend all support to Deloitte to complete the takeover process of Agri Gold Group of Companies by Essel-Zee group’s Subhash Chandra Foundation.

A division bench comprising Justice V. Ramasubramanian and Justice S.V. Bhatt granted the interim orders while hearing a PIL by the depositors and agents seeking a CBI probe into the scam.

When counsel for Deloitte apprised the court of the problems the firm is facing to complete the take-over exercise, the bench said that the problems are just a tip of the iceberg and more will crop up.

The bench directed the AP government to place the seven directors and three officers of the company in Eluru jail from October 30 so that they are available for helping in the exercise.

The bench expressed displeasure at the list of properties submitted by the Agri Gold management for auction, stating that the management was keeping all valuable properties off the list. 

While rejecting the list, the bench directed the CID to proceed with the sale of eight properties it had proposed during the previous hearing. The bench posted the case to Dec 4. 

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