HC Notices To CS, DGP On Congress Leaders' Plea
The High Court today asked the Chief Secretary, DGP and other authorities to respond to a PIL by Congress leaders seeking permission to visit the Secretariat complex.
Hyderabad | 10th August 2020
The Telangana High Court today issued notices to the state's Chief Secretary, DGP and other concerned authorities asking them to respond to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Congress leaders seeking direction to the government to permit them to visit the Secretariat complex where buildings have been demolished.
The petition was filed by the party leaders Mohammad Ali Shabbir, MP A Revanth Reddy and former MP K Vishweshwar Reddy.
Responding to the petitioners' claim that there was a treasure beneath the demolished secretariat buildings, a division bench of the court said that they could file a complaint with the archeology department and urge it carry out its inquiry.
It also asked the state government why it couldn't ask for an inquiry by the ASI, and to file its counter affidavit in the case.
The HC also made it clear that the public representatives didn't have the powers to carry out the inquiry.
It then adjourned the case by two weeks.
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