Vishakapatnam: Andhra Pradesh High Court has directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to register a case against Vishakapatnam police’s action in Dr K Sudhakar case.
The Andhra Pradesh High Court also asked the CBI to submit the report to court in eight weeks. Based on the directions , Visakhapatnam District Sessions judge recorded the statement of Dr K Sudhakar at Government Hospital for Mental Care (GHMC) where he is currently undergoing treatment. The reports should be submitted to High Court in the coming two months, the court directed.
It is to note that, former MLA Vangalapudi Anita, president of TDP women’s wing had written to the High court contending the police’s behaviour with Dr Sudhakar. The letter was accompanied with video clips of him being detained by the police. The high court took cognizance of the letter and has regarded it as a PIL (public interest litigation).
It may be recalled that Vizag city police roughed up doctor Sudhakar, tied his hands and dragged him on the road for creating nuisance in public and abusing the state government. He was in an inebriated condition on the day of the incident.Vishakapatnam police in their defence had released video clips in which the doctor is seen abusing AP Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, his counter part in Telangana and couple of more people.
Videos of a bare-chested Dr K Sudhakar, being kicked by a police constable and floored on the road, went viral on social media, drawing criticism from the activists, doctors and also the TDP leaders in the state.