Hyderabad: The investigative committee of the National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday questioned the eight police personnel who were present at the alleged exchange of fire on the outskirts of Chattanpally village, in which four persons accused in the Disha case were killed by the police.
The investigative committee of seven members is headed by a senior superintendent of police, Manzil Saini, and has a forensic expert who has already examined the bodies of the deceased and inspected the scene of the crime and the firing at Chattanpally.
On Monday, the NHRC team had questioned the two policemen injured in the alleged shoot-out — sub-inspector K. Venkateshwarlu and constable Aravind Goud.
On Tuesday, the committee questioned the eight policemen who were present at the time of the alleged exchange of fire. The questioning took place at the Telangana Police Academy.
The policemen were reportedly asked about the sequence of events which led to the firing, and if the police had taken any steps to stop the accused from escaping or catching them alive.
They also recorded the statements of the Revenue officials who carried out an inquest before sending the bodies of the four accused for post-mortem examination at Mahbubnagar Government Hospital mortuary.
Meanwhile, Cyberabad police commissioner V.C. Sajjanar has left for Delhi to attend the proceedings of the Supreme Court in a PIL filed against the encounter, which will be heard on Wednesday. The commissioner has submitted a detailed report of the case and the firing incident to the government counsel....