Hyderabad ‘encounter’ fake, police should be tried for murder: SC panel

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In an important development in the Hyderabad encounter case, the Supreme Court-appointed inquiry Commission has refuted the claims of the Hyderabad police and concluded that the four accused were “deliberately fired upon by the police with an intent to cause their death” and with the knowledge that the firing would result in their death, Live Law reported.

According to the report, the commission headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice VS Sirpurkar to inquiry into the alleged Hyderabad encounter killings of December 2019 has found that the suspects died due to the injuries caused by the bullets fired by the police party, and the police party did not fire in self- defence or in a bid to re-arrest the deceased suspects.

Today, the Supreme Court had allowed to make the Commission report public, rejecting the demand of the State of Telangana that it should be kept confidential in a sealed cover.

Apart from Justice Sirpurkar, the Commission comprised former Bombay HC judge Justice Rekha Baldota and former CBI Director Karthikeyan. The Commission was constituted by the Supreme Court in December 2019 to inquire in to the alleged encounter killings of 4 persons accused of gang-rape and murder of a veterinarian doctor., which had caused huge public outrage.

The Commission as per report has opined that the entire version of the police party is “concocted” and therefore is unbelievable.

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