HYDERABAD: The State government on Wednesday submitted, before a division bench of the Hyderabad High Court, the report of the re-postmortem conducted on the bodies of six persons who were shot dead in the alleged Sescahalam encounter near Tirupati on April 7. When the matter came up for hearing before the bench comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and Justice PV Sanjay Kumar, Additional Advocate General Dammalapati Srinivas handed over the re-postmortem report of the doctors in a sealed cover. He sought time for furnishing the report of the forensic experts pertaining to the first postmortem report. The bench which was dealing with the PIL filed by Chilka Chandra Sekhar of the Civil Liberties Committee seeking a CBI probe and slapping of murder charges against the police personnel involved in the said encounter, posted the matter to Friday for further hearing.
The bench had last week ordered re-postmortem of six deceased persons – A Sasikumar, Murugan, Murthy, Mahendran, Perumal and Munusamy – while hearing petitions filed by relatives of the deceased. They were impleaded in the case.
Twenty woodcutters belonging to Tamil Nadu died in the reported encounter.