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NCHRO demands Rs 30 lakh ex gratia to kin of encounter victims, punishment to cops

The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO) here on Thursday urged the Telangana Chief Secretary and Joint Secretary (P&A) of the National Human Rights Commission to act expeditiously upon the notice sent by the Ministry of Home Affairs and bring justice to the victims’ families and punishment to the culprits in khaki uniform.

Speaking to mediapersons here on Thursday in connection with the notice issued by the Human Rights Division of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on July 29 to the Chief Secretary of Telagnana and the National Human Rights Commission on Aler encounter killings, Mohamed Abid, State Coordinator of the NCHRO, Syed Moinuddin, State General Secretary, Popular Front of India, Shaik Hassan, State NCHRO Committee Member, Mohammed Ahmed, father of late Viqar Ahmed and Syed Imtiyaz Ali, brother of late Amjad Ali said on April 7 , five Muslim undertrial prisoners — Viquar Ahmed, Mohammed Haneef, Syed Amjad Ali, Mohammed Zakir and Izhar Khan — were killed in an alleged encounter by the Telangana police on the way to the Nampalli court at Hyderabad from Warangal Central Prison.

Stating that the SIT formed by the government to give a clean chit to the persons responsible for the fake encounter, they demanded that the government order a CBI inquiry and to exhume bodies of all the five killed on April 7 and re-post mortem conducted immediately. The judiciary and the State government should take full responsibility for the murders of the five undertrials. They also demanded a compensation of Rs 30 lakh to family members of those killed. (NSS)