Hyderabad: The Particular Investigation Workforce, arrange by the Telangana authorities to probe the killing of 4 accused within the rape and homicide of a veterinarian in “retaliatory” firing by police, on Monday acquired right down to enterprise, even because the state Excessive Court docket directed authorities to protect their our bodies until December 13.
“SIT has taken up the investigation,” a senior police official advised PTI.
The SIT, headed by Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat, ought to instantly take over the investigation into the case and all different associated instances registered within the state as per Supreme Court docket pointers, a Authorities Order issued on Sunday has stated.
The Phrases of Reference (ToR) of the SIT embody investigating the trigger and circumstances resulting in the dying of the 4 individuals, and finishing the investigation and submitting a report earlier than a reliable courtroom of legislation, it stated.
A division bench of the Excessive Court docket, headed by Chief Justice R S Chauhan, ordered that the our bodies could be shifted to the state-run Gandhi hospital at Hyderabad if the federal government hospital at Mahabubnagar doesn’t have the ability to protect them until December 13.
The our bodies had been stored on the authorities hospital at Mahabubnagar after post-mortem following the alleged encounter on December 6.
The our bodies can be shifted to the Gandhi hospital from Mahabubnagar, one other senior police official advised PTI.
When the plea got here up, the Chief Justice questioned as as to if any FIR has been registered towards cops concerned within the encounter.
The courtroom was of the view that as per Supreme Court docket pointers, an FIR is required to be framed towards these concerned in an encounter.
Advocate Basic B S Prasad knowledgeable the Court docket that two PILs had been filed within the Supreme Court docket on the identical situation and the apex courtroom has posted the case for listening to on Wednesday.
In view of this, he sought an adjournment of the case past Wednesday.
Following this, the Excessive Court docket adjourned the matter to December 12.
The courtroom had on December 6 directed the state authorities to protect the our bodies until eight PM on December 9.
The courtroom issued the course treating as a petition a illustration acquired within the Workplace of the Chief Justice alleging that the ‘encounter’ was extra-judicial killing and requesting judicial intervention.
In the meantime, a group of the Nationwide Human Rights Fee, which is probing the alleged encounter after the NHRC took cognisance of the incident, recorded the assertion of two policemen who had been injured within the alleged trade of fireside.
Contemporary CCTV footage purportedly displaying the lorry, allegedly utilized by the accused within the crime, surfaced on Monday which was telecast by information channels.
Police had earlier stated the accused kidnapped the lady and killed her after sexually assaulting her, after which shifted the physique within the lorry to Chattanpalli the place it was burnt underneath a culvert on the night time of November 27.
The 4 accused had been arrested on November 29.
They had been gunned down by police on Friday morning at Chattanpalli once they had been taken to the scene of crime close to the culvert, underneath which the charred stays of the 25-year-old veterinarian had been discovered on November 28, to get better her telephone, wrist-watch and others pertaining to the case.
The Cyberabad police had stated its personnel resorted to “retaliatory” firing after two of the accused opened hearth at police after snatching their weapons in addition to attacking the latter with stones and sticks, leading to accidents to 2 policemen.