Chennai: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said on Tuesday it had asked the Andhra Pradesh government to explain how 20 people were killed in a forest by police.

The NHRC said it has issued notice to the chief secretary and the director general of police of Andhra Pradesh, asking them to explain the killings within two weeks.

“The matter shall be taken up for hearing at Hyderabad on April 23,” the NHRC said.