Hyderabad Encounter: Supreme Court Agrees To Hear PIL On Dec 11

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The Supreme Court said on Monday said it would hear a public interest litigation (PIL) on the “encounter” killing of the four accused in the Hyderabad rape and murder case on Wednesday, seeking probe by a special investigation team (SIT).  

Live Law reported that the PIL was filed by Advocate GS Mani and one more person. 

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The Hyderabad police said on Friday that the four accused in the rape and murder of the 26-year-old veterinarian had been killed in an encounter in the early hours when they tried to escape after they were taken to the crime scene. 

The police said that around 3 am on Friday they had to fire in “self-defence” when the men reportedly tried to snatch firearms from the guards and run away. 

While many celebrated this killing, it has also been criticised and the National Human Rights Commission has taken congnizance of it. 

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Bar and Bench reported that the PIL by Mani and Pradeep Kumar Yadav was urgently listen in front of a Supreme Court bench headed by SA Bobde and comprising Justices BR Gavai and Surya Kant.

The report said that the court agreed to hear it keeping in mind that the Telangana High Court had already taken cognizance of the matter after receiving several pleas to consider the matter. 

The high court asked for the bodies of the four accused to be preserved till Monday and also wanted videos of the post mortem. 

The high court is going to hear the encounter case today.  

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