No need to ‘use the lathis' to check the presence of Coronavirus: Telangana HC to Police [Read Order]

While perusing a counter filed by Anjani Kumar IPS, the Court was surprised to note that the police had submitted while checking two-wheelers, the police had used lathis "to see whether coronavirus was present or not."
Telangana high court
Telangana high court

The Telangana High Court on Wednesday raised eyebrows over submissions made by the State Police to justify their use of lathis (batons) while checking vehicles to "see whether coronavirus was present or not."

The Court was dealing with a PIL moved raising grievance over police excesses committed under the guise of monitoring the compliance of restrictions in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 (Sheela Sara Mathews v. State of Telangana and ors).

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