three-member panel to probe Hyderabad ‘encounter’

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday established up a three-member inquiry fee headed by retired leading courtroom judge V S Sirpurkar to discover the truth guiding the alleged experience killing of 4 suspects by police in the Hyderabad veterinarian’s rape-murder scenario, slamming the naming of the useless guys in an FIR as a bid to scuttle a truthful probe.

The court’s remarks arrived immediately after the


government refused to prosecute police personnel involved in the incident on the floor that there was no circumstance in opposition to them. Stunned by the contention that the useless suspects will be prosecuted on the foundation of police’s edition, the bench reported the choice could be seen as an endeavor to “scuttle the probe” and raises queries in excess of the trustworthiness of the state.

“Trial towards dead persons would guide to almost nothing. That trial is of no consequence. The accused are lifeless so there will be no conviction and sentence. There will be no defence law firm and who will cross study the police staff? It will not be a trial but a mockery,” the



The courtroom stated no a single appreciates what happened on that day and an inquiry from police staff had to be conducted to get to the truth. “We are not declaring that law enforcement staff are responsible. We do not know just about anything and we are also not drawing any conclusion,” it claimed.

A bench of Main Justice S A Bobde and Justices S A Nazeer and Sanjiv Khanna questioned the fee, also comprising previous Bombay HC judge Rekha Baldota and ex-CBI main D R Karthikeyen, to complete the probe in six months and file a report. It also directed that the bodies of suspects be preserved till further orders.

Opposing the court-monitored probe, senior advocate

Mukul Rohatgi

explained the condition govt experienced now appointed a special investigation staff headed by the law enforcement commissioner in compliance with SC rules and also requested a magisterial inquiry. He stated the suspects snatched a loaded revolver from police personnel and fired at them before currently being killed in retaliatory firing. He said the suspects experienced also attacked the police social gathering with stones and iron rods in which policemen got wounded.

The bench, however, explained the variation of the point out governing administration are unable to be accepted without an impartial probe. As the point out authorities contended it was for the demo courtroom to make a decision no matter whether the come upon was bogus, the bench claimed it would refrain from environment up an inquiry fee if Telangana prosecutes the law enforcement staff. Only then could the trial court docket decide the controversy based mostly on evidence.

Rohatgi, nonetheless, explained, “We are not prosecuting them and we have no purpose to prosecute them.” He claimed an FIR has been filed towards the suspects for attempting to eliminate law enforcement staff and the demo court will get a connect with whether or not the come across was phony or authentic.

As it was pleaded that household customers of these killed in the come across be compensated, the bench made it apparent that it is not closing its eyes to the job of suspects in the heinous criminal offense of gang-rape and murder. Though the bench reported it was not in arrangement about gagging the media from reporting on the case, but agreed to analyze the issue of restraining media to guarantee a reasonable probe.

It directed that no other courtroom would entertain any petition in the circumstance and stayed proceedings in the Telangana significant court which took suo motu cognisance of the incident. The bench also stayed a probe by the National Human Rights Commission into the case.