HC notice to govt. over journalist’s arrest

Published - June 04, 2021 11:23 pm IST - HYDERABAD

Justice K. Lakshman of Telangana High Court on Friday issued notices to State government in a writ petition filed by the family of journalist G. Raghu challenging the latter’s arrest by Mattampalli police in Suryapet district.

Raghu was arrested in Malkajgiri of Hyderabad and presented before a magistrate in Suryapet district in connection with a criminal case registered against him four months ago. His wife Laxmi Praveena, who filed the petition, described the arrest as illegal and sought a compensation of ₹25 lakh from the government.

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