Minorities Commission to probe custodial death in Nizamabad

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.