HYDERABAD:The Telangana State Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Thursday sought a report from Khammam district collector and superintendent of police of Khammam on the arrest of six tribal minor boys by the district police for their alleged links with Maoists.
The Commission on Thursday sent a notice to the district’s top officials and asked them to send a detailed report on the arrests by June 5.
According to Achyuta Rao, one of the members of the commission, Cherla Police of the district had arrested six tribal minor boys on May 11 for reportedly working as courier to Maoists in the district. All six of them were arrested and sent to the Juvenile Home in Warangal.
The police had made serious allegations against two of the arrested boys Madakam Deva (16) and Ravva Badra (14), said Achyuta Rao.
The police in their report stated that those two boys were the district commanders of Maoists and have registered several cases against them. It is a clear violation of Juvenile Justice Act, 2000, the commission stated in the letter to the officials.
The child rights body was responding to the requests of some of the advocates from Warangal district who had sought the commission’s intervention in this issue.
The commission took it as suo moto case and sought a report from the district officials.