Disha encounter cops may face fresh probe

Hyderabad: There are possibilities of FIRs and criminal cases against officials involved in the death of the four accused in the Disha ‘encounter killing’, opined advocates involved in the case. The commission, which conducted the investigations and hearings, will be submitting a report to the Supreme Court on February 2, following which a decision will be taken with regard to starting a fresh investigation with an FIR against the officials involved in the ‘encounter’ case.

V.S. Sirpurkar commission chairman and members Justice Rekha P. Sondur Baldota and Dr D.R. Karthikeyan finished their cross-examination in the case. They will be submitting their report to the Supreme Court as scheduled on February 2, said independent counsel P.V. Krishnamachary, the advocate representing the family of the four accused — Mohammed Arif, Jollu Shiva, Jollu Naveen and Ch. Chennakesavulu.


“The court is likely to launch a fresh investigation with an FIR against the police officials involved in the case,” he said.

The panel was set up on December 12, 2019 to inquire into the circumstances leading to the killing of four accused in the case. The victim Disha was kidnapped and sexually assaulted near Outer Ring Road (ORR) on the outskirts of Hyderabad on the night of November 27, 2019. After the sexual assault, the accused murdered her and set her body on fire at an underpass in Chatanpally.


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