Court directs probe into allegation against Srikrishna Committee
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Last Updated: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 00:11
Hyderabad: A local court on Friday directed the Punjagutta Police here to investigate a private complaint which alleged that members of the Justice Srikrishna Committee surpassed its terms of reference, and hurt religious sentiments.

Vali-ur-Rahman, a lawyer and the General Secretary of the 'Telangana People's Forum', has filed the complaint before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's court here. He has sought registration of FIR under section 153 A of IPC (promoting enmity between two communities), among others.

The court today directed the police to file a preliminary report within a month, said Rahman's lawyer, advocate T Sriranga Rao.

The five-member committee headed by former Supreme Court judge B N Srikrishna submitted a report on Telangana statehood issue in January this year.

According to the complainant, the contents of the Chapter 8 of the report hurt the sentiments of Hindus and Muslims as it says that formation of Telangana state may promote enmity between two communities and lead to communal violence.

Rao accused the committee members of surpassing the terms of reference set by the Centre through their statements. "The members also cheated the people of the Telangana region by submitting a secret report (chapter 8)... besides also provoked the people of the region. Following this the petitioner had sought registration of a case under various sections of the IPC," he told reporters today.


First Published: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 00:11

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