20 April, Hyderabad
The Andhra Pradesh Government has submitted the post mortem report relating to the red sanders encounter case to the Hyderabad High Court Monday .
The Court asked the state government to submit the re-post mortem report of six victims that was conducted in Tamil Nadu on Saturday.
The divisional bench comprising the Chief Justice Kalian Jyothi Sengupta and Justice P V Sanjay Kumar adjourned the further hearing over a petition till Wednesday. The bench had directed for a re-post mortem of six victims of the 20 woodcutters who were killed during an encounter on 7th of this month in Seshachalam forest area.
Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee had filed a petition saying that all the victims were labourers from Tamil Nadu and the court also made one the victim’s wife as co petitioner in the case. Besides, the state police had registered an FIR with respect to the encounter based on her compliant.
Meanwhile, family members of the victim demanded today jobs and compensation from the Andhra Pradesh government. They demanded that the Andhra Pradesh government give all of them suitable compensation.
Chennai based advocate K Balu, who led the kin of those killed to Chandragiri police station in Andhra Pradesh and sought a CBI probe into the incident. The advocate demanded that the Andhra Pradesh government pay a compensation of Rs one crore each to victims’ families.
Twenty people were shot dead in Chittoor district in a police operation said to be against Red Sanders smugglers that came under severe attack from the government and political parties in neighbouring Tamil Nadu, which claimed 12 victims were labourers from their state.