Hyd Crime Scene Reconstruction Had Sanction ‘From Above’: Min

Talasani Srinivas Yadav said the “reconstruction of crime” in Hyderabad happened with “instruction from above”.

Published08 Dec 2019, 04:32 AM IST
India
2 min read

A minister from the KCR government in Telangana has said that the “reconstruction of crime” that led to the encounter of the four accused in the veterinarian’s rape and murder in Hyderabad happened with “instruction from above”.

Talasani Srinivas Yadav, who holds the Animal and Veterinary portfolio, said while speaking to The Indian Express that there was pressure for immediate action, and expressed doubt about justice being served through the courts since the procedure takes forever to end. He was quoted by the daily as saying the “credit goes to the Chief Minister.”

When asked if the encounter took place after with the knowledge of the top leadership, he said, “Correct. You know, the reconstruction of crime happened with instruction from above. 100%. Telangana state is very strong in taking immediate action,” said Yadav.

However, he added that regarding the CM’s permission in the matter:

“Not permission. But when police have to take action, what can we do? Not permission, but pressure for immediate action.”
Talasani Srinivas Yadav, Telangana Minister

Further, Yadav says that he is happy about the outcome and that he is proud to be a part of the current cabinet.

“This is a message for all over India. A message for (the protection of) our girls when there are so many rape cases,” Yadav told Indian Express.

He also put into comparison the Nirbhaya case, saying that it has been seven years since the 16 December 2012 case, still nothing has happened.

“It was an important case for the world and India, so it is a message that there is no law at all. People go to jails, come out and get the opportunity to do crimes again. This is the condition in India so, in this case, the encounter is a strong message all over India,” Yadav said.

Further, pointing out support from Nirbhaya’s mother and BSP chief Mayawati, he said that he is happy with the encounter killings and that the credit goes to the Chief Minster.

(With inputs from The Indian Express)

Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.

The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join.

Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!