The Punjagutta police here on Friday registered a criminal case against the Justice Srikrishna Committee following direction of a local court in connection with a private complaint.

An advocate, Mohd. Vali-ur-Rahman, general secretary of the Telangana People's Forum, had moved the Third Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court here earlier against the committee, including its chairman and four members. The petitioner, quoting a report published in a Telugu daily on the eighth chapter of the committee's report, stated that the committee members had aired their views tarnishing the image of Muslims. He also stated that the panel neglected its duty by giving a false report on alleged Maoist and communal violence in the Telangana region.