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Hyderabad Encounter Killings: Supreme Court extends time limit for probe by Inquiry Commission by six months

The panel appointed to investigate last year's alleged fake encounter killing of four rape-murder accused in Hyderabad filed an application seeking more time to wrap up the investigation in light of COVID-19.

Debayan Roy

The Supreme Court today extended by six months the time limit for completion of the Inquiry Commission's probe into the Hyderabad Encounter Killing of December 2019.

A three-judge Bench of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian granted the six-month extension today.

The panel appointed to investigate last year's alleged fake encounter killing of four rape-murder accused in Hyderabad filed an application seeking more time to wrap up the investigation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

AS Bopanna, SA Bobde, V Ramasubramanian
AS Bopanna, SA Bobde, V Ramasubramanian

During today's hearing, one of the petitioners also prayed for the Court to issue guidelines to ensure that no encounter killings take place. Taking objection to a prayer of this nature, the Court pulled up the advocate arguing in person and said that lawyers have a higher responsibility on them.

"How can any court in the world grant relief like this and say there should be no crime. As a lawyer, you have a higher responsibility on you. How can we ensure no deaths in custody?"
CJI Bobde
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