Ahead of SIT questioning Actress Charmee files petition in High Court

Ahead of SIT questioning Actress Charmee files petition in High Court

Ahead of SIT questioning Actress Charmee files petition in High Court
Actress Charmee Kaur, who was summoned by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in connection with the ongoing probe on Drug racket, has filed a writ petition in the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad on Monday seeking protection from the alleged coercive interrogation methods adopted by the SIT. Charmee was supposed to attend the SIT questioning on Wednesday.

Charmee in her petition filed against, Principle Secretary, Commissioner of Prohibition and Excise Department, Director of Enforcement and the Superintendent of SIT urged the court to permit her lawyers at the time of examination that too in the presence of women officers. She further pleaded the High Court to protect her from giving involuntary self incriminating answers and also direct the excise officers to follow Article 20(3) of the Constitution of India by not taking compelled testimony from her including both physical and psychological compulsions and also collecting the blood, hair and nail samples by way of coercion.

Terming the ongoing media tirade against her as malicious, malafide and false propaganda, she said that she has been victimized damaging her reputation and unnecessarily connecting her with the unconnected issues. She submitted to the court that she came to know that during questioning the SIT has subjected the summoned persons to scandalous questions, coercion and threat.

Meanwhile the SIT has resumed questioning of Tollywood stars on Monday. Actor Navdeep is being questioned at the Abkari Bhavan on his connection with the main accused Calvin, and the role of his Pub in spreading the drug culture.
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