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Clarify stand on Revanth Reddy detention: HC

HYDERABAD: The Telangana high court docket on Wednesday sought to understand the stand of the state and its police on the plea touching on Congress former MLA A Revanth Reddy, urging the court docket to declare his December 2018 arrest as illegal detention and looking for a compensation of Rs 20 lakh.

The bench of Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Justice T Amarnath Goud heard recommend normal BS Prasad and posted the case to February 25 for looking into the series of events that preceded and adopted the arrest. The AG assured he will furnish a compilation on the entire episode. He instructed the court docket to close the matter as Revanth isn't under detention now, and in addition the matter has now turn into infructuous.

Appearing for Revanth Reddy, suggest CV Mohan Reddy, then again, objected to the AG’s contentions. He sought a declaration from the court docket to the effect that the arrest is illegal and order compensation. “Or let them apologise for the high-handed behaviour and pay a token amount as penalty,” he stated. “At least that may pressure house a message that police do not revel in unbridled powers and that courts are there to offer protection to voters from arbitrary use of brute force,” the senior suggest stated.

The AG explained to the court docket that the fabric he's going to furnish will surely persuade the court docket about the intentions of the police on that day. “They attempted their very best to forestall Revanth from creating chaos at leader minister Okay Chandrasekhara Rao meeting as a part of a design. But when all their efforts proved futile, the police had been left without a other possibility than to lodge to a preventive arrest as a final lodge,” he stated.

“Any adverse remarks through the court docket would hurt the careers of the police, who had most effective performed their duty on that day. Not most effective this, an election petition used to be filed through Revanth challenging the election of his rival from Kodangal. Any adverse feedback from this court docket will also have a bearing on the hearing of that plea,” the AG stated.

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