A nine-member fact-finding committee consisting of representatives of five organisations that probed the outbreak of communal violence in the State capital has asked the government to order a judicial probe by a sitting judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.
The committee, which visited the curfew-affected areas and interacted with residents, police and politicians, felt that it was organised violence. “It's not communal violence. The trouble was perpetuated by some political parties to derive mileage,” Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee General Secretary Lateef Mohammed Khan told reporters here on Tuesday.
He said the committee was of the view that outsiders were involved in the violence that began in a phased manner from Madannapet and spread to other areas in old city. “It's a political conspiracy to divert the attention from the ongoing Telangana agitation.”
Mr. Khan said that police should not give permission for putting up religious flags at public places and use of public address systems must also be strictly controlled. He requested the police to withdraw cases booked against students as it would affect their future.
Keywords: Judicial proble