- The court reserved judgment on the matter to be handed over to the CBI
- The AG said that if handed over to the CBI, the state police would lose faith
CBI SP Kalyan and Rachakonda CP Mahesh Bhagwat appeared before the court as per court orders. However, the Advocate General clarified that the investigation would be conducted in accordance with the guidelines of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). An essay on the case already revealed that two constables had been removed from duty by the authorities. He further added that action would be taken against anyone found guilty.
The AG said that the trial of the case was going on smoothly and there was no suspicion. He told the court that the case need not be handed over to the CBI. He said the CID was ready to investigate Mariamma’s death. However, he argued that handing over the case to the CBI at this stage would erode public confidence in the Telangana police. After hearing the arguments of both the parties, the court reserved judgment on the issue of handing over the case to the CBI. The court commented that it could not rule on this now.