Andhra Pradesh gets NHRC notice over assault on official

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government has been served notice by the NHRC over reports that a woman government official was assaulted by a legislator and the sand mafia.

According to a statement from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the woman tehsildar (government revenue department officer) was roughed up on July 9 in the presence of police for objecting to illegal sand mining in Krishna district.

“We have sought a report from the chief secretary and director general of police (Andhra Pradesh) on the matter and have given them two weeks’ time,” said the NHRC.

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