HC directs police to present two detained persons

Families of TPF leader, journalism student file habeas corpus petition

The Telangana High Court on Tuesday has directed the State Police Department to present before it N. Krishna and B. Maddileti on Wednesday, after a habeas corpus petition was filed by their families.

The families of 40-year-old Krishna, an advocate and vice-president of Telangana Praja Front, and Maddileti, 20, a journalism student knocked the HC doors alleging that the police took them away illegally from TPF office in Baghlingampally here on Tuesday morning. The petitioners’ lawyer V. Raghunath told a division bench comprising Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice A. Abhishek Reddy that a battery of policemen in plain clothes picked up the duo.

Declining to divulge details about the reasons behind their detention, the policemen whisked away the two persons in a vehicle, the lawyer said. All that the policemen said about the detention was that the two were being taken to Chikkadpally police station.

The family members of the detenues went to the police station only to be told that they were not brought there. The petitioners said there was a serious threat to their lives and likelihood of them being subjected to third-degree methods.

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