Hyderabad : Telangana High Court (HC), on Friday, expressed concern over the growing number of coronavirus positive cases in Hyderabad.

A division bench of Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Justice T. Amarnath Goud asked the state government as to how it would conduct the COVID-19 tests in the hotspots of the state captial.

The division bench was hearing a batch of Public Interest Litigation (PILs) through video conferencing.

The advocate general (AG) told the court that the state government has taken all kinds of requisite precautions to contain the spread of the virus including the procurement of testing kits.

Responding to the query about the management of the hotspots, he said that special arrangements have been made to help the people residing in these areas.

The court asked the state government to submit a detailed report on April 24, when the matter will be heard again.

In another PIL related to the attack on a man by Wanaparthy police, the court asked the state government whether any FIR has been filed against the accused.

Advocate general told the HC that the police department has already suspended the accused police constable in the case.

Intervening at this juncture, Advocate Umesh Chandra PVG, who had written a letter to the HC, said that the suspension of the cop cannot be considered punishment as per the judgment of the Supreme Court.

Chandra urged the court to issue directions for the registration of the FIR against the accused cops in the case. The bench told the petitioner that the DGP had already issued a memo. The court also asked the AG to submit a report on April 24, the next date of hearing.

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