Hyderabad: The Congress leaders on Saturday addressed a letter to Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and urged her to take steps for regulation of the free flow of liquor in belt shops, permit rooms and wine shops on the highways. They also requested the Governor to direct the Police department to discharge their duties in a free and fair manner as per law.
In the letter, written by CLP leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, MP A. Revanth Reddy, MLA D. Sridhar Babu, former minister Mohammad Ali Shabbir and other leaders, told the Governor that the law and order situation was pathetic in the State as the Police department had failed to perform diligently. They cited the gang rape and murder of Diha in Hyderabad, Manasa in Warangal and T Laxmi in Asifabad district to support their claims. They also told the Governor that the crime rate had gone up in the State during the past six years.
Asad faults police encounter of Disha killers
Hyderabad: AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi today found fault with the police encounter of Disha killers. Reacting on the sensational Hyderabad encounter drawing criticism from women’s groups and the NHRC taking suo motu cognizance, Owaisi opined that the trial court and the government will inquire into the encounter, which is against norms of legal system.
“I oppose this type of personal encounters”, he said, adding that the case has to be resolved by the court. It is for the courts to take a call and police cannot take such a decision to eliminate four killers of Disha, who was brutally raped, murdered and was set on fire. The High Court ordered the government to preserve the bodies after post mortem for December 9 hearing. An NHRC team visited Mahabub Nagar Hospital and saw the bodies and then scene of the encounter where the police ended the lives of four killers by encounter as they tried to give a skip during scene reconstruction at Chatanpally near Shamshabad on Friday morning hours. (NSS)
Jagga defends encounter of Disha killers
Hyderabad: Sangareddy MLA Thoorpu Jayaprakash Reddy on Saturday said crimes against women like rapes and murders were continuously taking place in the State. He said the murder of Disha created a sensation across the State and the country. He said the police killed the accused in an encounter. He also made it clear that he would defend the encounter of the accused as father of a daughter. He, however, hastened to state that being an MLA, he felt that the accused should have been punished through judicial process.
He asked whether rapes would stop in the State and the country with police encounters. He asked whether the police would encounter Godman like Nityananda Swami, who was facing several allegations of rape and murder. He also demanded that the State government take steps to punish the accused of crimes against women in a legal manner instead of carrying out encounters.
Referring to the statement of Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav, he alleged that the minister’s statement indicates that the Chief Minister KCR was behind the police encounter of the accused.