HYDERABAD: Two police officials who are listed witnesses in the alleged encounter of four suspects in the Disha rape and murder case on Friday approached the Telangana High Court, urging it to direct the Supreme Court-appointed inquiry commission to examine them only after all witnesses are examined.
Vasama Surendhar, DSP in the crime investigation department (CID), who was then the investigation officer in the Disha case and Kondam Narasimha Reddy, inspector, filed separate petitions before the High Court.
They complained that the commission had orally issued a rejection order on October 21 in the interim applications filed by them to treat them as independent witnesses under Section 8-B. They appealed to the High Court to set aside the oral rejection order further direct the commission to examine them as independent witnesses.
The two police officials received notices on March 10 to appear before the commission for examination as state witnesses. Their names were initially included in the witness list furnished by the state government as its witnesses.
They filed interim applications to treat them as independent witnesses under section 8-B and to take his evidence in the last. But they were rejected orally....