‘Encounter cop’ now chief of anti-Naxal force in Andhra

GUNTUR: Nineteen encounter deaths took place in Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool and Guntur districts when IPS officer P S R Anjaneyulu was the superintendent of police between 2000 and 2002, B Chandrasekhar had claimed in a petition filed nearly a decade ago seeking an inquiry into the “killing spree” and relief for the victims’ relatives.

After investigating each encounter detailed by the petitioner over nine years, the NHRC in November 2011 individually termed 16 encounters as fake and ordered compensation. “Four undertrials were killed in a brutal encounter near Perecherla while being shifted from Sattenpalle to Guntur,” said Chandrasekhar. The NHRC did not order compensation in three cases: P Babu, Boya Venkata Ramana and Venkateswarlu, all considered to be TDP dissidents in Kurnool.

Chandrasekhar said his battle did not end here and he would continue to fight for launching criminal proceedings against the accused cops, including Anjaneyulu, now IG, Greyhounds.

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