Sirpurkar Commission submits report on 2019 encounter – The New Indian Express

Through Express press service

HYDERABAD: The Justice VS Sirpurkar commission, appointed by the Supreme Court to investigate the deaths of the four defendants in the rape and murder of a vet at Chatanpally in Shadnagar on the outskirts of Hyderabad in November 2019, has delivered its report to the Supreme Court on Friday. The vet was kidnapped, raped and murdered near a toll plaza in Tondupally, Shamshabad, and her body dumped and burned in Chatanpally.

After completing the investigation, the commission of inquiry presented its report to the Supreme Court of India on January 28, 2022, the commission’s secretary, S Sashidhar Reddy, said in a statement released on Monday.

The commission with Justice VS Sirpurkar, former Supreme Court Justice, as Chairman, and Justice RP Sondur Baldota, former Bombay High Court Justice and Dr. DR Kaarthikeyan, former Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation, as as members, was constituted in January 2020 to investigate the circumstances in which the four defendants Mohd Arif, Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu, Jollu Shiva and Jollu Naveen were killed during an encounter.

The Commission collected various documentary materials, including investigation files, forensic reports, post-mortem reports, photographs and videos regarding the scene of the incident, etc.

The Commission of Inquiry held hearings for 47 days between August 21, 2021 and November 15, 2021 and interviewed 57 witnesses during this period and recorded their testimony.

The hearings were held publicly subject to COVID-19 restrictions. Telangana state attorneys, police officials involved in the incident and other interested parties participated in the hearings. The Board of Inquiry heard submissions from all attorneys from November 16, 2021 to November 26, 2021. The Board of Inquiry inspected the various locations associated with the incident on December 5, 2021.

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