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Hyderabad Encounter LATEST Updates: Gautam Gambhir calls for judicial reforms, extends support to police 'if accused were trying to escape'

Hyderabad vet rape-murder case LATEST updates: BJP MP from Delhi Gautam Gambhir urged for reforms in India's judicial system while reacting to the news of the encounter in which all four accused in the Hyderabad rape and murder case were killed by the Cyberabad Police on Friday.

FP Staff December 06, 2019 20:09:13 IST
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Hyderabad Encounter LATEST Updates: Gautam Gambhir calls for judicial reforms, extends support to police 'if accused were trying to escape'

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15:44 (ist)

As Telangana cops receive praises for encounter today, local police mucked up investigation on day of crime

Hyderabad Police is being lauded by a large section of people after the news of killing of four accused persons in the Hyderabad rape and murder came to light. However, just until hours before the alleged encounter, the police force was facing flak for failing to fulfill its duties on the day the crime was committed.

On 27 November, when the victim was abducted, gang-raped and killed, her sister had proceeded to RGIA police station within half an hour of her last distress call. It is noteworthy that the RGIA police station is less than ten minutes from the Shamshabad toll plaza, where the crime had taken place.

The cops at the RGIA station refused file a complaint, citing that the site of crime was outside their jurisdiction. They asked the veterinarian’s sister to approach Shamshabad Rural Police Station instead. The victim's family faced a similar ordeal at the Shamshabad police station about establishment of police jurisdiction. The FIR was finally lodged at 3.10 am, four-and-half hours after the victim's sister first approached the police.

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Dec 06, 2019 - 18:28 (IST)

Odisha minister says Hyderabad Police did 'nothing wrong'

Odisha state Minister Pratap Jena was quoted by News18 as saying that said that the Hyderabad Police had done "nothing wrong" regarding the encounter in which all four arrested in connection with the rape and murder of a woman veterinarian were killed.

"I think, there is nothing wrong committed by the Hyderabad Police. The four persons accused in a heinous crime, were killed while trying to escape. This is my personal view," Jena told reporters at Lok Seva Bhawan here. "There are countries where the culprits of such crimes are beheaded. In our country, such criminals should be given stringent punishment," the minister said.

Dec 06, 2019 - 18:22 (IST)

'Extra judicial killings are unacceptable': Shashi Tharoor

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor also reacted to the Cyberabad Police's encounter in which all four accused in the Hyderabad rape and murder case were killed on Friday and said that "extra judicial killings were not acceptable".

In a reply to a Twitter user condemning the police action, Tharoor said that he agreed with her "in principle" but cautioned against split condemnation. He said, "We need to know more, for instance if the criminals were armed, the police may have been justified in opening fire preemptively. Until details emerge we should not rush to condemn. But extra-judicial killings are otherwise unacceptable in a society of laws."

Dec 06, 2019 - 17:37 (IST)

DCW says Hyderabad encounter will send 'strong message'

Swati Maliwal, chief of the Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) on Friday said that the Hyderabad encounter, in which all four accused in the rape and murder of a 26-year-old vet were killed by the police, will send out a strong message, "but that there are still thousands of victims who are awaiting justice".

"What about thousands of Nirbhayas who are still waiting for justice. At the end of the day, there will be a strong message (after the encounter), and people will feel justice was done. But l want this country to run through a system," Maliwal said.

News18 reported that Maliwal is on an indefinite hunger strike as part of her demand for capital punishment for rapists within six months of their conviction. 

Dec 06, 2019 - 17:11 (IST)

Standing instruction to police to file chargesheet within 10 days: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that she doesn't tolerate any kind of violence against women, in the context of the developments in the Hyderabad rape and murder case.

She added, "My standing instruction to police is to arrest accused immediately and chargesheet them within 3-10 days. This is the law." Her remarks come a few hours after the Cyberabad Police killed all four of the accused in an encounter at the site of the original crime.

Dec 06, 2019 - 16:52 (IST)

Gautam Gambhir says judicial system needs to be reformed

BJP MP from Delhi Gautam Gambhir urged for reforms in India's judicial system while reacting to the news of the encounter in which all four accused in the Hyderabad rape and murder case were killed by the Cyberabad Police on Friday.

He said, "Judicial system needs to be reformed. The verdict of fast track courts should be final and there should be no further appeals or mercy petitions for death the penalty. If they (accused) were trying to escape then, I stand with police."

Dec 06, 2019 - 16:33 (IST)

Journalist files complaint against "extra-judicial killing" in Hyderabad rape and murder case

Journalist Anjali Mody on Friday filed a complaint against the "extra-judicial killings" in the Hyderabad vet rape and murder case on Friday. This was before the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) took cognizance of the incident.

Dec 06, 2019 - 16:07 (IST)

Will answer anyone: Cyberabad Police on NHRC taking cognizance of encounter

The Cyberabad commissioner of police, VC Sajjanar on Friday addressed a press conference on the encounter in which all four accused of the rape and murder of a 26-year-old vet in Hyderabad, were killed by the police. When asked for a reaction on the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) taking cognizance of the incident, Sajjanar said, "We will answer to whoever takes cognizance, the state govt, NHRC, to all concerned."

Dec 06, 2019 - 15:44 (IST)

As Telangana cops receive praises for encounter today, local police mucked up investigation on day of crime

Hyderabad Police is being lauded by a large section of people after the news of killing of four accused persons in the Hyderabad rape and murder came to light. However, just until hours before the alleged encounter, the police force was facing flak for failing to fulfill its duties on the day the crime was committed.

On 27 November, when the victim was abducted, gang-raped and killed, her sister had proceeded to RGIA police station within half an hour of her last distress call. It is noteworthy that the RGIA police station is less than ten minutes from the Shamshabad toll plaza, where the crime had taken place.

The cops at the RGIA station refused file a complaint, citing that the site of crime was outside their jurisdiction. They asked the veterinarian’s sister to approach Shamshabad Rural Police Station instead. The victim's family faced a similar ordeal at the Shamshabad police station about establishment of police jurisdiction. The FIR was finally lodged at 3.10 am, four-and-half hours after the victim's sister first approached the police.

Dec 06, 2019 - 15:33 (IST)

Accused were not ready to surrender: Cyberabad Police

Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar further said that the police warned the accused, asking them to surrender, but they did not give in. Sajjanar said they had to resort to firing as the accused were not ready to surrender.

"Then we opened fire and they were killed in the encounter. During encounter, two police men have been injured and they have been shifted to the local hospital," said Cyderabad police commissioner. 

Dec 06, 2019 - 15:25 (IST)

The accused snatched our weapons and open fired, says ​Cyberabad Police

Addressing the media, the Cyberabad Police Commissioner said that the accused first attacked the police with sticks, which was followed by snatching away their weapons from the personnel and resorting to open firing on them. 

Hyderabad vet rape-murder case LATEST updates: BJP MP from Delhi Gautam Gambhir urged for reforms in India's judicial system while reacting to the news of the encounter in which all four accused in the Hyderabad rape and murder case were killed by the Cyberabad Police on Friday.

He said, "Judicial system needs to be reformed. The verdict of fast track courts should be final and there should be no further appeals or mercy petitions for death the penalty. If they (accused) were trying to escape then, I stand with police."

The Cyberabad commissioner of police, VC Sajjanar on Friday addressed a press conference on the encounter in which all four accused of the rape and murder of a 26-year-old vet in Hyderabad, were killed by the police. When asked for a reaction on the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) taking cognizance of the incident, Sajjanar said, "We will answer to whoever takes cognizance, the state govt, NHRC, to all concerned."

Addressing the media, the Cyberabad Police Commissioner said that the accused first attacked the police with sticks, which was followed by snatching away their weapons from the personnel and resorting to open firing on them.

The father of Jyoti Singh, the 23-year-old paramedic student who died days after being gangraped in Delhi in December 2012, welcomed the news of the death of the accused in the Hyderabad gangrape-and-murder case in a police encounter on Friday and said the family's wait for justice ended early. Meanwhile, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor sounded a word of caution, saying extra-judicial killings were not acceptable.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has sought a report from the Telangana government on the alleged encounter of the four accused in the brutal rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad.

Appreciating the action of the Hyderabad police in handling the rape and murder accused of the veterinarian on Friday, the victim's family said that although this was not justice as nothing could bring back the deceased, but they were all relieved by the prompt justice.

Appreciating the action of the Hyderabad police in handling the rape and murder accused of the veterinarian on Friday, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati took a swipe against the Uttar Pradesh government and accused it of treating criminals like "state guests".

The 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim's mother Asha Devi also responded to the overnight development in the Hyderabad vet's rape and murder, saying she was extremely content with the punishment given to the accused.

"Telangana Police has done a great job and I demand that no action should be taken against the police personnel," said Asha Devi.

She also appealed to the Centre and the Delhi government that her daughter, a 23-year-old paramedic student who was gang-raped inside a running bus in south Delhi and thrown out on the road along with her male friend on 12 December, should be given justice and demanded the culprits be hanged to death

"I have been running from pillar to post for the last seven years. I appeal to the justice system of this country and the government, that Nirbhaya's culprits must be hanged to death, at the earliest," she said.

The encounter took place at Chatanpally near Shadnagar, where the 26-year-old victim's charred body was found. While reconstructing the crime scene, the accused tried to escape the spot.

In an overnight development in the Hyderabad gangrape and murder case, the Telangana Police reportedly killed all the four accused in the crime during an encounter, ANI reported.

The bodies of the four accused have been taken to Shadnagar government hospital. During the encounter at Chatanpally near Shadnagar, three police personnel were also injured, according to Cyberabad police sources.

According to India Today, the police tried to recreate the crime scene at Shamshabad toll plaza on NH-44 near Hyderabad — the same highway where the charred body of the 26-year-old veterinarian was found. At this point, the accused tried to run away from the spot, the police said.

Telangana Police: All four people accused in the rape and murder of woman veterinarian in Telangana have been killed in an encounter with the police. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/AxmfQSWJFK

The charred body of the victim was found under a culvert in Shadnagar area of Hyderabad on 28 November, a day after she went missing.

The police arrested all four accused in the case on 29 November.

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