Magisterial inquiry ordered into Warangal encounter

Magisterial inquiry ordered into Warangal encounter
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The State government has ordered magisterial inquiry into the encounter in which two Maoists, including a woman, were gunned down in Govindaraopet mandal forests in Warangal district on September 15.

Warangal: The State government has ordered magisterial inquiry into the encounter in which two Maoists, including a woman, were gunned down in Govindaraopet mandal forests in Warangal district on September 15.

The In-charge District Collector Sarfaraz Ahmad, in a statement here on Monday, said that a magisterial inquiry was ordered into the exchange of fire that took place at Rangapuram forests under Govindaraopet mandal.

The Mulug Revenue Divisional Officer has been appointed as the investigating officer to inquire into the incident, he added.

Meanwhile, TPCC official spokespersons Dasoju Shravan and A Dayakar demanded a CBI probe into the encounter.

The Congress leaders along with the students from Osmania University met and consoled the family members of Maoists Shruthi alias Mahitha and Vidyasagar Reddy alias Sagar here on Monday.

Speaking to the media on the oc- casion, they alleged that the police had murdered the Maoists in fake encounter. The State government, which promised that there would be no encounters in Telangana State and implement Maoist agenda, was resorting to killing of Maoists in fake encounters.

The encounters were murders by the government, Shravan and Dayakar said. They demanded that criminal cases be registered against the po- lice personnel who took part in the encounter.

On the other hand the leaders of People’s JAC appealed to the State Human Rights Commission to probe into the killing of Shruthi. The JAC leaders P Kiran Madiga, G Dayakar, C L Yadagiri and others submitted a memoran- dum to the Commission in this re- gard.

They alleged that the woman Maoist was abused sexually and at- tacked with acid before being killed. The leaders also appealed the Home Minister Naini Nar- simha Reddy to order probe into the incident.

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