RK’s Wife Files Habeas corpus

  • Case adjourned to Thursday

Visakhapatnam: Top Maoist Akkiraju Haragopal alias Ramakrishna (RK)’s wife Sirisha alias Padma had filed a habeas petition in Hyderabad High Court on Monday asking the state to produced her husband. She claimed that her husband is in police custody and his life is in danger. She prayed the court to protect her husband. The HC has asked AP government to file a counter with all the details including the whereabouts of RK. The judge said the court is considering the issue very seriously. The court has expressed the view that the police should know the facts.

The cousel who appeared on behalf of the petitioner said the judge has criticized the Attorney General for talking about the jurisdiction.  The judge said there is no jurisdiction as far as human rights are concerned. Whether one is a Maoist or an ordinary citizen, he is a human being. Kalyan Rao, Revolutionary writer, said the people’s organizations have been demanding that RK and his followers have to produced in the court.

Ramakrishna was the top leader who organized the plenary of the CPI(ML) at the cut off area in Malkangiri district in Odisha. His son Munna (25) was among more than 30 persons killed when AP Greyhounds  and Odisha’s Special Operation Group mounted a joint operation in the early hours of last Monday, 24 October 2016. RK was reported to have escaped with another leader Uday alias Ganesh.  Munna’s body was taken away to his native place in Prakasham district by his mother, Padma. It was reported later that RK and Uday were caught by the police and were taken away to an undisclosed destination by helicopter.

In the wake of rumours that RK might have been killed in the same operation on Monday morning, his wife had filed the petition. Andhra Pradesh DGP had repeatedly announced that RK is not there in police custody. This was confirmed by Visakhaptnam rural SP Rahul Dev Varma also.

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