Sushmitha moves SHRC against CM

Shankar rao’s daughter also for action against DGP

Published: 15th February 2013 07:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th February 2013 07:46 AM   |  A+A-

A day after an unidentified man allegedly attacked  cantonment MLA P Shankar Rao’s daughter, Sushmitha approached the State Human Rights Commission here Thursday and sought action against chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, director-general of police V Dinesh Reddy and others for violating the fundamental rights of herself and her father. She even sought protection for her family members and herself apprehending threat to her life.

The SHRC took the representation and sought a report from the DGP on April 2.

Sushmitha said while she was passing through Tarnaka in her car on Wednesday, an unidentified person tried to attack her. “The man, clad in an olive green military-type shirt and khakhi trousers, tried to punch me. Since I took a turn, he missed his target and hit the rear window of my car instead,” she told Express.

However, she did not lodge any police complaint. Sushmitha said she was in a state of shock, because of which she could not even note down the bike’s registration number. She represented to the SHRC the treatment meted out to her father by the Neredmet police, who detained him on Jan 31 in connection with the Greenfields land case.

Narrating the entire episode, she alleged that Kiran Kumar Reddy, Dinesh Reddy and others had conspired to eliminate her father since he was playing an active role in exposing the corrupt activities of several influential people.

“The CM, DGP and other officials, who are responsible for the life and properties of citizens, are abusing their official position,” she said.

Sushmitha alleged that though there was a call to the police control room about a bomb threat to Rao, the cops did not bother verifying the  call’s authenticity. “Instead they declared it hoax the very next day,” she said.


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