Chittoor firing: NHRC favours judicial enquiry
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday favoured ordering of a judicial enquiry by the AP government into the Chittoor firing incident.
An NHRC team will also visit the scene where 20 people were killed in the police firing in Seshachalam forest on April 7. The NHRC, which conducted a ‘camp sitting’ here, said it was mandatory under law to conduct judicial enquiry into such incidents. “We insist all enquiries by judicial (enquiry),” NHRC chairperson KG Balakrishnan said.
The AP government submitted that a magisterial enquiry by a revenue official has been ordered.
Balakrishnan directed that the details of the incident such as vehicle log books should be preserved. He also asked the government to furnish details of wireless communication relating to the incident, and also submit medical reports regarding injuries sustained by police personnel in the incident.