Hyderabad rape and murder case: SC to consider hearing of PIL for probe into encounter of 4 accused

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider granting hearing on Wednesday on one of the PILs seeking an SIT probe into the killing of four men, arrested on charge of gangrape and murder of a veterinarian in Telangana, by police in an alleged encounter.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde took note of the submissions of lawyer G S Mani that the plea seeking independent investigation against the police officials concerned be listed for hearing urgently.

Another advocate M L Sharma has also filed a similar petition saying the SIT probe should be monitored by former apex court judges.
The PIL filed by Mani and lawyer Pradeep Kumar Yadav claimed that the alleged encounter was “fake” and FIR should be lodged against police officials who were involved in the incident.