Submit Azad encounter report: Court

Published: 10th July 2013 08:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th July 2013 08:32 AM   |  A+A-

District first class magistrate G Premalatha on Tuesday warned the CBI that she would slap a ‘Matter of Adverse Intent’ (intentional delay) case against it if it failed to submit CDs of the post-mortem reports of CPI Maoist Cherkuri Rajkumar alias Azad and journalist Hema Chandra Pandey and also a report on its investigations into the encounter by July 16. That is the date of the next hearing on the objection petition filed (on July 2) by K Padma and Babitha, the widows of Azad and Pandey against the investigative agency in the encounter case. This was conveyed to newsmen by Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee (APCLC) vice-president and advocate D Suresh Kumar here on Tuesday.

It may be recalled that Azad and Pandey were killed in an alleged fake encounter by the police in the Sarkapally forest area in Wankid mandal in July 2010.

Following widespread protests and petitions by the widows and the APCLC, the SC had ordered a CBI probe into the encounter. The CBI had subsequently termed the encounter as genuine. This has again been contested by the widows and the APCLC.      

Meanwhile, the magistrate dismissed a counter-petition by the police (the main accused) against the petition by the two widows and APCLC. 

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