Minorities Commission to probe custodial death in Nizamabad

April 05, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:46 am IST - HYDERABAD:

The Andhra Pradesh State Minorities Commission has decided to inquire into the custodial death of Shaik Hyder in One Town police station of Nizamabad with a four member committee headed by Qurratulain Hasan.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the commission held by Chairman Abid Rasool Khan here on Saturday. Mr. Khan stated that they had already registered a suo motu case on the incident, made enquiries and obtained a preliminary report from the Superintendent of Police of Nizamabad.

The other members of the probe committee would be Sardar Sarjith Singh, Percy Italia and Goutham Jain. A retired judge Ismail and a judicial officer would also accompany the probe team’s visit to Nizamabad. The committee would talk to parents and relatives of the victim, police and revenue officials and file a report within a week. Meanwhile, the commission has recommended to District Collector of Nizamabad to pay ex-gratia to the family of Shaik Hyder.

The commission has also considered the request of Jain community, a part of minority communities, for allotment of land for constructing a community hall. The proposal made by the community for allotment of two acres land has been forwarded to the Telangana Government with a recommendation to allot suitable land.

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