Varavara Rao, a Maoist sympathizer and a rebel poet, on Friday filed a writ petition in the Andhra Pradesh High Court challenging the police encounter with the Maoists in Adilabad on Friday. Two Maoists including its leader Azad were killed.
Contending that the encounter was a fake one, Varavara Rao claimed that Nagpur Police arrested Azad on Thursday morning at 11.30 a.m. Azad along with another Maoist, Chandranna was taken into police custody and they were brought to Adilabad where they were tortured before putting them to death.
Arguing that it is heinous crime to paint a brutal murder as an encounter, he demanded that a criminal case should be booked against the police for adopting such unscrupulous methods while dealing with the Maoists.
The rebel poet urged the Government to shift the two bodies of the Maoists to Hyderabad and conduct a postmortem in the Osmania Hospital.
Another Maoist sympathizers Professor Hargopal said that only two percent of the encounters that take place in the State are genuine ones and the rest are fake ones.