Reconstruction of crime scene would not happen without ‘permission from above’: Telangana minister hints at CM’s approval for encounter?

Talasani Srinivas Yadav

In a first such official admission from the Telangana government regarding its alleged role in Friday’s Hyderabad encounter, in which four men accused of raping and killing a 26-year-old veterinary doctor in Hyderabad were shot dead, a senior minister in the K Chandrashekar Rao-led state government has revealed that the encounter would not have happened without permission from the top.

According to the reports, Talasani Srinivas Yadav, who holds the Veterinary & Animal Husbandry portfolio, said that the “reconstruction of the crime scene” that led to the encounter killing in the wee hours of Friday in Hyderabad “wouldn’t have happened without permission from above”.

Senior state minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav said that there was “pressure for immediate action” against the culprits following the rape and murder of the vet. He said that it was doubtful if justice would have been served through courts since the Indian judicial process “will go on forever” while crediting the Chief Minister for the police encounter.

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Talasani Srinivas Yadav has also stoked a fresh controversy by claiming that they have sent a message across the country that if a person does something wrong, there will be an ‘encounter’.

Responding to a question whether an encounter could have happened without the knowledge of the top leadership, he said, “Correct. You know, the reconstruction of crime happened with instruction from above. 100%. Telangana state is very strong in taking immediate action,” said Yadav.

Asserting that his happiness about the encounter killing of the rape accused, Yadav said, “All over India, people are happy. I feel proud to be part of this Cabinet.” He said this was a message for all over India. “A message for (the protection of) our girls when there are so many rape cases,” he added.

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Yadav further pointed out that it has been seven years since the December 16 Delhi gang rape happened. But nothing has happened, he added.

“It was an important case for the whole world, for India. So it is a message that there is no law at all. People go to jails, come out and get the opportunity to do crimes again. This is the condition in India. So, in this case, this (the encounter) is a strong message all over India,” Yadav said.

This post was last modified on December 8, 2019 3:48 pm

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