NHRC Team Puts Off Visit to Seshachalam Encounter Site

Published: 12th May 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th May 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

TIRUPATI:The three-member team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), which was expected to visit on Monday the locations of the recent two encounters in Seshachalam forest, appears to have postponed the visit.

Though the delegation, which will stay in Tirupati till May 15, has already got permission from the wildlife warden for entering the forest.

NHRC Team.jpgHowever, they remained in Tirupati on Monday and visited the Red Sanders Anti-Smuggling Task Force DIG’s office and also the Tirupati Wildlife divisional forest office at Kapilateertham.

It was learnt the NHRC team comprising RP Singh, Pupul Dutta and Mallappa took some photographs of the DIG’s office and also made enquiries with task force members.

As DIG Kanta Rao was away in Hyderabad, the NHRC team members spoke to him over mobile phone.

DFO G Srinivasulu conveyed to the team members that he could not meet them at that hour as he was away on field work, they returned from there without any enquiry.

Forest officials made it clear to the NHRC team that they could not share any information about the encounter killing of 20 red sanders woodcutters on April 7 as the matter is subjudice.

 However, they told the team that forest staff will guide them in the encounter locations whenever they want.


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 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 are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of 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. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp