They had been the centre for criticism in the Disha’s rape and murder case after rejecting to file the case showing the area of the incident as lame reason. But nothing is the same after the ‘alleged’ encounter of the four accused. The citizen from across the nations who have been protesting against the brutal murder started glorifying the Hyderabad police. Within hours, the news spread like a wildfire bringing in unexpected applause for the police. Including Disha’s family, students, locals and people from across the nation who lauded them to peaks, including a few politicians who took to the parliament. However, the police also faced rife criticism from a section of politicians, intellectuals, lawyers, women welfare associations and the National Human Rights Commission. They termed the encounter to be a loss of faith in the judicial system.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent notices to Telangana police on the encounter of four accused in Disha case. Taking the media reports as a suo-moto, the NHRC is probing into it. A team of The National Human Rights Commission reached Hyderabad on fact-finding relating to the encounter of all the four accused in Disha case yesterday. Straight from the airport, the team swung into action straight to team Chatanpally, where the encounter took place. The team later visited the Mahabubnagar Government Hospital where the bodies of the accused kept.
The momentum displayed by the NHRC team has sent some secret signals to the Hyderabad police that something big is going to happen. Adding fuel to this, a few of the senior-most IPS officers opposed the encounter which left the department heads in splits. Political corridors are also rife with the rumours that the encounter is a pre-planned one discussed in the emergency meeting called between Police Commissioner Sajjanar and the Chief Minister. Rounding this off seems like the NHRC’s prompt probe on the encounter has left the Hyderabad police in splits.