Cops defended some VIPs in Ayeesha Meera case: Brinda Adige

Bengaluru [India], Apr. 2 (ANI): Social activist Brinda Adige on Sunday alleged that the cops put innocent Satyam Babu behind bars in the Ayesha Meera rape and murder case to defend some VIPs.

The social activist told ANI, "Certainly there is no justice to the girl, who has been raped and murdered. But there is also no justice to the person, who has been miscarried as a result of wrong information and investigation of the police having put an innocent for eight years in jail."

"Eight years of his (Satyam) life in youth being wasted away simply because the police tried to cover up some VIPs and their sons," she added.

Brinda further asked Satyam Babu and his family to sue the court for a higher compensation.

The social activist also demanded strong action against police officers at fault in this case.

Earlier in the day, Satyam Babu said that truth has finally prevailed and called for stringent punishment against the real perpetrators of Ayesha Meera, who was brutally raped and murdered in 2007.

"At last truth has won. I suffered in jail for eight years. Now, the real culprits in Ayesha Meera case should be punished," he told the media in Hyderabad.

Babu, who was sentenced to life term in the case, was released from Rajahmundry Jail today after being acquitted by the Hyderabad High Court on Friday.

The Andhra Pradesh High Court also awarded him Rs. one lakh compensation and also reprimanded the police for putting him in jail for eight years without a cause or proper evidence to show his involvement in the case.

The court said it was inhuman on the part of the police and ordered action against the officials responsible for Babu's arrest and confinement.

Babu was convicted by the Vijayawada women's special sessions court in 2010 in the case under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for murder and Section 376 for rape. (ANI)