Muslim leaders to meet Guv, CM over Alair encounter

Written by | April 8, 2015 | 0
Hyderabad: The Muslims United Forum, an umbrella body of various religious, social and political organisations, has decided to meet Governor ESL Narasimhan and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao demanding CBI probe into the Alair encounter wherein five under trials were killed in the police firing.

The meeting, held at MIM headquarters Darussalaam on Wednesday, was attended by MIM president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, Muslim Personal Law Board Assistant General Secretary Moulana Abdul Rahim Qureshi, Moulana Qubool Pasha Shattari and others. Briefing the media persons later, Asaduddin Owaisi described the encounter as fake and demanding CBI enquiry or a probe through sitting judge. He alleged that it was a retaliatory killing and dismissed the police version that they fired in self defence. He said it has been decided to petition the Governor and Chief Minister seeking independent probe into the matter.

Asaduddin Owaisi said that all the under-trials were handcuffed and killed in the police van itself. He accused the police of taking law into hands and deteriorating the situation in Telangana State. He also demanded that the Chief Minister tender an unconditional apology over the incident.

The MUF leaders also condemned the killing of 20 woodcutters from Tamil Nadu in an alleged encounter with police in the Seshachalam forest at the foot of the Tirumala hills on Tuesday. They demanded an independent probe into the killings. (INN)

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