A. P. Government must provide evidence on Maoists' Osmania role: Supreme Court

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New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Andhra Pradesh government to provide evidence of the reported intelligence inputs that say the Maoists have infiltrated the Osmania University campus, which is considered to be the hotbed of the ongoing Telangana agitation.

A two-judge bench comprising Justices G S Singhvi and Ashok Kumar Ganguly observed, " Where is the input of the infiltration inside the campus? What is the proof available? We would like to have it"

The apex court has kept the next hearing of the case on February 25, after senior counsel Harish Salve said inputs would be furnished before the bench either on Wednesday or the day after.

The apex court passed the direction on Tuesday following Salve's repeated arguments that the deployment of paramilitary forces was indispensable as the Maoists initiated the movement.

The bench also extended till February 23 the stay imposed on the Andhra Pradesh High Court order directing withdrawal of the paramilitary forces from the university campus. (ANI)

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