NHRC raps AP Govt on Sheshachalam encounter
NHRC Raps AP Govt On Seshachalam Encounter The National Human Rights Commission has asked the AP police to name all officials involved in the April 7 encounter at the Seshachalam forests.
The National Human Rights Commission wants the AP police to name all officials involved in the April 7 encounter at the Seshachalam forests.
The commission also directed the AP Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police to conduct a magisterial inquiry by a Judicial Magistrate first class under Section 176 (1)(A) of the CRPC. The AP police was also warned not to tamper with any evidence or documents during NHRC proceedings.
The NHRC move came after it recorded the statements of two survivors of the encounter and wants the post mortem to be conducted as per guidelines issued by NHRC. “All the weapons used by the task force and the deceased persons in safe custody, police register, log books, GD entries and any other documents relating to the incident shall not be destroyed, tampered with or weeded out during the pendency of NHRC proceedings,” stated the commission.
“The DGP should submit the names of all forest and police officials who were on duty and were part of the STF to the NHRC on or before 22nd April. Postmortem of victims should state the release. The commission directed that these two persons, their families and relatives be given police protection by the Director General of Police, Tamil Nadu. These two persons also stated before the commission that they had given the statement with the help of their respective Panchayat Presidents. Therefore, the police protection may be extended to the presidents of the Panchayats also.