New Delhi, Dec 5: The Election Commission ordered the transfer of the Vikarabad Superintendent of Police T. Annapurna, a day after the state Congress Working President Revanth Reddy was arrested by the police.
The Election Commission directed the Telangana Director General of Police not to use the services of Annapurna for election purposes.
The Hyderabad High Court had faulted the Telangana Police for the manner in which Revanth was arrested and wondered if the state had become a banana republic.
The court on Tuesday had summoned the Advocate General to produce the evidence based on which the police acted against Revanth.
The High Court heard the Habeas Corpus petition filed by a Congress leader for a second consecutive day on Wednesday. A division bench of Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Justice M. Satyanarayana Murthy summoned Director General of Police, Mahender Reddy and asked him to show the grounds on which the police arrested Revanth.
The DGP was also asked at which level the decision to arrest the Congress candidate was taken.
The court directed the DGP to file an affidavit and adjourned the hearing to December 17