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.
However, 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.