Judicial inquiry into arrests demanded

CLC wants UAPA to be repealed

Civil Liberties Committee (CLC) State vice-president V. Raghunath demanded a judicial inquiry into the ‘illegal’ arrest of four persons under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) by the police of Jayashankar Bhupalpally district.

A CLC delegation headed by Mr. Raghunath, a senior advocate practising in the High Court, conducted legal interviews of the four undertrials presently lodged in the district jail here on Monday. He said DSU State president K. Bhadraiah, OU campus unit member M. Ranjith Rao, Warangal district unit member G. Sudheer and TDF State convener B. Durga Prasad were falsely linked with Maoist activities.

“They were whisked away to Wajedu police station, where they were subjected to mental and physical torture for two days. Their confessions were coerced,” he said, quoting the version of the undertrials.

“They were arrested on June 6, but records show they were arrested on June 9. They were produced before the court only after a habeas corpus petition was filed,” he said.

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