Cops have stopped survey of criminals, says HC

Telangana advocate-general D Prakash Reddy told the High Court on Monday that the circular issued by the director-general of police on January 3 for conducting Sakala Nerasthula Samagra Survey,

Published: 13th February 2018 02:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th February 2018 02:41 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD:  Telangana advocate-general D Prakash Reddy told the High Court on Monday that the circular issued by the director-general of police on January 3 for conducting Sakala Nerasthula Samagra Survey, a comprehensive exercise by the police to collect information from professional and repeat offenders across the state, “ceased to operate” and all the personnel concerned were instructed not to act any further on it. 

In this regard, the AG placed a copy of the memo issued by the DGP before justice A V Sesha Sai who was dealing with two petitions filed by Abdul Hafeez of Kalwakurthy village in Nagarkurnool district and Chirrabona Badrinath Yadav of Hyderabad, urging the court  to declare the survey as illegal, unconstitutional and violation of right to privacy. They alleged that the police were harassing them under the guise of survey. After hearing both sides, the judge ordered closure of the petitions and suggested to the petitioners to approach the court again if the police acted in violation of the guidelines.

Stay up to date on all the latest Telangana news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

Asian Games 2018