SC stays CBI probe on Telangana scholar’s torture
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed an
Andhra Pradesh High Court direction for a CBI inquiry into
alleged police torture of an university scholar in Telangana.
A bench of justices HL Dattu and CK Prasad stayed the
inquiry on an appeal filed by the state government challenging
the plea for a CBI probe into the alleged torture of Kakatiya
University (KU) research scholar Vukanti Yakub Reddy.
The apex court, while staying the direction, sought a
response of Reddy on the state`s appeal.
On January 6, the high court ordered a CBI probe after
taking a serious view of Warangal police allegedly using
third degree methods on pro-Telangana agitators.
A Bench, comprising Justice Ghulam Mohammad and Justice K
G Shankar, had directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to
conduct a detailed inquiry into the incident and complete the
probe within three months.
The court had expressed serious concern over alleged
rights violation by the police and wanted CBI to do a thorough
inquiry on the petition filed by Yakub Reddy who charged the
cops with torturing him during interrogation.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi pays tribute to Kargil war martyrs
- Parade and hang Tiger, not Yakub: Salman Khan
- India to give fresh dossier to Pakistan on Lakhvi, Dawood, Hafiz
- Salman's controversial tweet on Yakub Memon a 'contempt of court'?
- Veterans serve country but do not get their due, says Anna Hazare
- Watch: Yuvraj Singh takes up Shoaib Malik's challenge, puts on his dancing shoes
- SC to resume hearing on Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's mercy plea on Tuesday
- Lalu Prasad Yadav arrested as RJD bandh cripples life in Bihar
- Exercise, healthy food prevent knee pain in adults with diabetes
- Politicos mourn death of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, hail him as 'Missile Man of India'