Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday sought to know from the director general of police of AP whether a case of unnatural death had been reported regarding the encounter killing of the 20 woodcutters near Tirupati on Tuesday.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and Justice P.V. Sanjay Kumar was dealing with a petition moved by Chilaka Chandra Sekhar, general secretary of the Civil Liberties Commit-tee, seeking a direction to book a case under Section 302 of IPC (murder) against police personnel involved in the encounter and also to order a CBI probe.
The bench directed the DGP to file a report by Friday, explaining whether a case of unnatural death had been registered and also narrate the measures taken in conducting the postmortem of the bodies of victims and their preservation as per guidelines and names of the doctors who had conducted postmortem.
The bench also asked for measures initiated for identification of the victims by their kin.
Additional A-G of AP Dammalpati Srinivas submitted that the post-mortem had been conducted as per law at the Ruia Hospital in Tirupati.
The bench adjourned the hearing to Friday.