Hyderabad HC to hear petition on encounter death of eight Maoists
The Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday asked Telangana government to preserve the bodies of the eight Maoists who were killed by the police in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh yesterday as a human rights organisation has moved the court alleging that the encounter was fake. Advocate V Raghunath, the lawyer of Telangana Civil Liberties Committee, orally mentioned the matter before a division bench headed by Chief Justice D B Bhosale and sought an order to the state to file a report. The bench asked him to file a proper petition, scheduling a hearing tomorrow. It also asked the state government to preserve the bodies. Eight Maoists, five of them women, were killed in an encounter with Greyhounds, the anti-Naxal force of Telangana police, in a forest in Sukma district yesterday. The area is close to Telangana’s Khammam district.
Andhra Civil Liberties Committee Moves PIL on Chhattisgarh Encounter; Two Naxals Identified
Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee (APCLC) on Wednesday moved PIL on the Chattisgarh encounter in which Eight Naxals were slain near Telangana-Chhattisgarh interstate border. Two dead bodies of Naxals slain near Bhadrachalam were identified on Wednesday. Efforts to identify the remaining dead bodies is underway. The Chhattisgarhencounter turned out to be a major blow to the Maoist leadership as at least eight Naxals were slain during the operation. One of the Naxals was identified as Kothakonda Srujana alias Rago alias Navatha, 29.
A resident of Paidipalli village in Hasanparthi mandalam under Warangal District. She has been underground since 10 years. The second, Danasari Sarakka alias Anitha native of Madaguda Kothaguda mandalam Warangal District. She has been operating underground since 1 year. She is known to be a close relative of Haribushan, Secretary of Telangana State Committee. The High Court had ordered the government to preserve the dead bodies in to help file detailed reports. Police initially deduced that Haribhushan was among the Maoists. However, later hesitated to confirm his death, they said hat Lachanna was indeed killed in the gunfight. Local reports said another major Maoist leader Bade Chokka Rao alias Damodar too escaped.