Wednesday, April 5, 2017
The Andhra Pradesh State police are proposing to file an appeal in the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the verdict given by High Court seeking stay on any action against the investigating officials in the B.Pharmacy student Ayesha Meera rape and murder case.
Top police officials are puzzled over the government’s silence on the appeal even after the 82 page verdict copy was received by the government even after 24 hours. Police officials are also exploring the possibility of filing the Public Interest Litigation at the Supreme Court to seek a re-examination of the case.
Sources said that the police are raising objections over the comments made by some ruling party leaders criticizing the investigating officers in the sensational case.
It may be recalled that the High Court while acquitting Pidatala Satyam Babu rapped the police for poor investigation and directed to pay Rs.1 lakh compensation to Satyam Babu and take action against the investigation officers for making an innocent person a scapegoat.
AP Home Minsiter Nimmakayala Chinarajappa giving a hint that the government is following the directions of the High Court told to media on Tuesday in East Godavari. He said that the government was taking legal opinion on paying ex-gratia to Satyam Babu.