Vakapalli case – Police challenge appointment of PP

Friday, February 9, 2018

The State government and the police have challenged the orders of the single judge appointing P.Trinadha Rao as Special Public Prosecutor to argue the case registered against Greyhounds personnel, wherein they are facing allegation that they outraged the modesty of a tribal woman at Vakapalli in Visakhapatnam district.

A Division Bench of the Hyderabad High Court comprising acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice K.Vijaya Lakshmi was dealing with the appeal filed by the government. The advocate appearing on behalf of the police said that 13 accused police personnel have also filed an appeal and requested both be taken up together.

It may be recalled that the Greyhounds personnel are charged with outraging the modesty of tribal women in Agency area of Visakhapatnam in August 2007. The victims requested the government to appoint P.Trinadha Rao who is an expert in tribal rights and practising advocate. They approached the High Court and a single judge directed the government to appoint Dr.Rao as Special PP.

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