Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday directed the Telangana state police to provide the copy of transit warrant after translating it into Telugu within 48 hours to Ms Hemalatha, wife of Mr Varavara Rao, who was arrested by the Vishrambaug police, Pune, from his house at Gandhinagar in Hyderabad on Tuesday.
A division bench comprising Justice C.V. Nagarjuna Reddy and Justice T. Amarnath Goud while dealing with a petition by Ms Hemalatha seeking a direction to the police to produce her husband before the court issued notices to the DGPs of Maharashtra and Telangana state and principal secretary of the home department of Telangana state directing them to file their counter-affidavit.
The bench felt that there would not be any threat to the life of the petitioner’s husband as he was taken into custody in presence of public.
Maintaining that the case involves sensitive issues of the nation’s security, the bench said that there was a need to examine whether the arrest was made in accordance with law. and if it founds that the orders of arrest was illegal then the court will quash such order.
Counsel for the petitioner D. Suresh Kumar moved the petition as lunch motion before the bench stating that the police have not shown any reasons for the arrest of Mr Varavara Rao.
He contended that Mr Varavara Rao has nothing to do with the riots which were took place January this year in Bhima Koregaon of Maharashtra.
He submitted that the police has shown a copy of transit warrant which was in Marathi language to the petitioner while taking her husband into their custody.
While posting the case for one week, the bench directed the respondents to file the counter affidavits....