HYDERABAD: Former Cyberabad police commissioner VC Sajjanar was quizzed by the apex-court appointed panel investigating the “encounter killing” of 4 males accused within the gang rape and homicide of a younger veterinarian in Hyderabad in December 2019.
The panel headed by Justice VS Sirpurkar took severe observe of the submissions made by Sajjanar, who’s at present managing director of Telangana State Street Transport Company (TSRTC), in reference to the extra-judicial killings. In the middle of the questioning, the panel requested Sajjanar why he handled the sensational crime as a road crime.
Sajjanar knowledgeable the three-member panel that he did not give permission to Shadnagar Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) V Surender to maintain the 4 males accused within the case in a secure place at Ravi Visitor Home in Mirjaguda throughout their police custody.
Sajjanar, who was often called an “encounter specialist,” knowledgeable the panel that his workplace was knowledgeable by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Shamshabad instructing to utilise a secure home to maintain the accused. He denied having granted permission even after his consideration was drawn to a doc that talked about, “Commissioner of Police gave permission to maintain the accused in a secure place at Mirjaguda Ravi Visitor Home.”
Sajjanar stated that he was not conscious when the accused had been shifted from jail to the safehouse throughout police custody and added that DCP Shamshabad had solely knowledgeable him about this.
Additional, he claimed, “I used to be not conscious that the accused had been interrogated on the safehouse and concerning the second confession of all of the accused. I used to be additionally not conscious that the accused had been taken out for crime scene reconstruction and restoration of articles belonging to the sufferer.”
Sajjanar informed the fee that at 6:20 am on December 6, 2019, DCP Shamshabad knowledgeable him that the accused had been taken for restoration of articles, and throughout the course of, there was an change of fireplace.
When requested if he had instructed anybody in opposition to informing the judicial Justice of the Peace concerning the firing incident and in opposition to disturbing the our bodies of the accused until the judicial Justice of the Peace completes the inquest, he stated that DCP Shamshabad had knowledgeable him that the Justice of the Peace was knowledgeable.
When requested to point out the rules, he stated, as per the recommendation from the authorized advisors of Cyberabad Commissionerate, the inquest needed to be performed by the Govt Justice of the Peace in custodial dying instances, in order that they went forward with it.
Additional in response to the questions, Sajjanar stated that it’s not the primary encounter in Telangana and although he was not conscious of the precise quantity, in all instances, the inquest was performed by an Govt Justice of the Peace.
The panel requested him why he handled the sensational crime as a road crime.
“You said that you simply did not monitor the investigation and had been confined to taking solely morning briefings from the DCP. Despite the fact that there’s an Investigating Officer (IO), because the commissioner, the general public, authorities, everyone seems to be to you for sustaining order and in addition prevention and detection of crime. That being so, how are you going to say that you simply had handled such a sensational crime as a road crime,” the fee requested.
“It isn’t right. As a chief of police, my job is to help and complement my officers within the investigation. As part of it, I’ve given them a free hand by having their very own groups. A DCP is for all functions, like an SP in districts,” Sajjanar replied.
He additionally said that he addressed the press throughout the arrest of the accused within the rape and homicide case and after their dying on December 6, 2019, solely on the request of DCP Shamshabad. He added that he didn’t point out within the press meet that the accused allegedly snatched weapons from a CI and SI and that they had been unlocked on the time of the incident.
Sajjanar additionally stated that he made the assertion on the press briefing from DCP Shamshabad. “I didn’t enquire from the CI and SI, however within the preliminary inquiry, the DCP should have ascertained it,” he stated.