Hyderabad encounter: Telangana High Court directs authorities to preserve bodies of slain accused till 13 December

The four accused were gunned down by Cyberabad police on Friday morning at Chattanpalli when they were taken to the scene of crime near the culvert

Press Trust of India December 09, 2019 19:31:42 IST
Hyderabad encounter: Telangana High Court directs authorities to preserve bodies of slain accused till 13 December
  • The court ordered that the bodies can be shifted to the state-run Gandhi hospital

  • The bodies are presently kept at the government hospital at Mahabubnagar after autopsy

  • The Cyberabad police said its personnel resorted to retaliatory firing after two of the accused opened fire

Hyderabad: The Telangana High Court on Monday directed authorities to preserve the bodies of the four slain accused in the Hyderabad gangrape and murder case who were killed in an alleged encounter with police, till 13 December. A division bench headed by Chief Justice RS Chauhan gave a direction in this regard. The court ordered that the bodies can be shifted to the state-run Gandhi hospital at Hyderabad if the government hospital at Mahabubnagar does not have the facility to preserve them till 13 December.

Hyderabad encounter Telangana High Court directs authorities to preserve bodies of slain accused till 13 December

Representational image. PTI

The bodies are presently kept at the government hospital at Mahabubnagar after autopsy following the alleged encounter on 6 December. When the plea came up, the Chief Justice wondered as to whether any FIR has been registered against police officers involved in the encounter. The court was of the view that as per Supreme Court guidelines, an FIR is required to be framed against those involved in an encounter.

Advocate General BS Prasad informed the Court that two PILs were filed in the Supreme Court on the same issue and the apex court has posted the case for hearing on Wednesday. In view of this, he sought adjournment of the case beyond Wednesday. Following this, the high court adjourned the matter to 12 December. The court had on 6 December directed the state government to preserve the bodies till 8 pm on 9 December.

The court issued the direction treating as a petition a representation received in the Office of the Chief Justice alleging that the 'encounter' was extra-judicial killing and requesting judicial intervention. The four accused were gunned down by police on Friday morning at Chattanpalli when they were taken to the scene of crime near the culvert, under which the charred remains of the 25-year-old veterinarian were found on 28 November, to recover her phone, wrist-watch and others pertaining to the case.

The Cyberabad police had said its personnel resorted to "retaliatory" firing after two of the accused opened fire on police after snatching their weapons besides attacking the latter with stones and sticks, resulting in injuries to two policemen.

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