Panel probing Disha death, ‘encounter’ begins work in Hyderabad

Highlights

  • Three-member body to function from HC premises

Hyderabad: Close to two months after the Supreme Court constituted a three-member commission to probe into the alleged encounter of four persons at Shadnagar near Hyderabad in December, they arrived in the city late Sunday.

The four persons were accused of the rape, murder and disposing off the body of a 26-year-old veterinarian from Shamshabad near Hyderabad.

The commission, headed by former Supreme Court judge VS Sirpurkar, and comprising former Bombay High Court judge Rekha Sondur Baldota and former CBI director D R Karthikeyan, operate from the Telangana High Court.

According to sources, a chamber will be allocated to the commission in Block C of the court premises and they have been provided CRPF security round-the-clock. 

The commission will look into the aspects of the missing case of the veterinarian registered at Shamshabad police station on November 28, followed by finding her charred body under a NH culvert at Shadnagar. Ten days later, the accused were brought to the spot for crime scene reconstruction, when they were killed in an alleged encounter.

It will also examine the NHRC and post-mortem reports. Further since the Telangana government has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to inquire into the encounter, the commission will look into the investigation done so far by the SIT. It is also likely to question all the police officials who were involved in the investigation of the missing case, rape and murder, encounter and other proceedings. 

The Supreme Court had formed the commission on December 12, after the four accused were killed in an alleged encounter in the wee hours of December 6 at Chattanpally village of Shadnagar. The commission will have to submit the report in six months.

In order to assist them, the State Government has created 19 posts, including administrative and clerical staff, who will from several government departments on deputation basis. They will report to the commission to its submits its report to the Supreme Court

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