A Division Bench of the AP High Court on Tuesday adjourned the writ petition filed complaining of illegal detentions before and during the recent Chalo Assembly march.

The Bench comprising Justice K.C. Bhanu and Justice Challa Kodanda Ram recorded the fact that the State government had filed a counter-affidavit regarding the action of the police in Hyderabad and undertook to file additional counter on the alleged incidents of arrest, after getting detailed information from districts. 

The case was filed by one Lingaiah, who had complained of illegal detention. A case was heard by the Bench on June 14, on which day the march was organised. The Bench had directed authorities to follow Supreme Court guidelines on the matter.

Police authorities who filed the counter-affidavit stated they had credible information that extremist elements had planned to infiltrate the agitators during the march.

They also had information that Maoist sympathisers and CPI-ML (New Democracy) cadre would sneak into the Assembly premises threatening the security of Ministers, legislators and others.

They told the court that Maoists had given a call to convert the programme into a militant struggle. 

The Bench directed the counsel for the petitioners to file a rejoinder to the government’s contentions and adjourned the matter.