Andhra CM Jagan Backs KCR For Encounter Of Hyderabad Vet Rape Accused
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy on December 9 praised Telangana CM – K. Chandrashekar Rao for the encounter of four men accused of alleged rape and murder of Hyderabad veterinarian.
He said, “Hats off to KCR and Telangana police officers, the way it happened.”
Speaking in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly on the safety of women in the country he said that there is nothing wrong with the police encounter. Referring to the murder of the vet, he said it is a shame on society. “How should the police, leaders react to the horrific incident? We need to question ourselves,” Jagan added.
Citing an example of films to support his point, he said that if a hero in a movie kills someone in an encounter than crowds goes gaga and cheers the act. He said that when the same thing is done in real life than the National Human Rights Commission will call it wrong.
After the alleged encounter, Nationa Human Rights Commission had sent a team to scrutinise the killings of the four accused. Human rights organisation – Amnesty International India has also condemned the killing and said that it has set a “disturbing precedent of circumventing the legal system.”
He said that he is also a father of two daughters and was moved deeply by the incident. “As a father, how should I react to such incidents? What sort of punishment would give a parental relief?”
According to The Hindu report, he said that the state government will table a bill on December 11, to expedite the entire process including investigation, trial, and capital punishment in rape cases within 21 days.
He said every district should have a dedicated court to deal with such cases. Reddy also suggested that social media users be brought under the ambit of the Act.