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    Telangana High Court criticizes state’s adjournment plea in Disha encounter case.

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    The Telangana High Court has recently criticized the state’s adjournment plea in the Disha encounter case. The case pertains to the alleged encounter of four accused in the rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in November 2019. The state had sought an adjournment of the case citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the unavailability of senior officials.

    The court, however, was not convinced by the state’s argument and observed that the case had already been delayed for too long. The judge also pointed out that the state had failed to produce any evidence to support its claim of unavailability of officials. The court further stated that it was important to expedite the case and ensure justice for the victim.

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    The Disha encounter case has been a controversial one since it first came to light. The four accused were allegedly taken into police custody and later encountered by the police while they were being taken to the crime scene for reconstruction. The police claimed that the accused had attempted to escape and opened fire at them, forcing them to retaliate.

    The encounter was hailed by many as a swift and decisive action by the police in response to a heinous crime. However, it also raised concerns about extrajudicial killings and the need for due process of law. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had also launched an investigation into the encounter and had raised questions about its legality.

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    The Disha encounter case has been in the news ever since, with various groups demanding justice for both the victim and the accused. The state government had also announced a compensation package for the victim’s family, which was later challenged in court.

    The Telangana High Court’s criticism of the state’s adjournment plea is a significant development in the case. It underscores the importance of expediting the trial and ensuring that justice is served. The court’s observations also highlight the need for transparency and accountability in law enforcement, particularly in cases as sensitive as this.

    It remains to be seen how the case will proceed from here on. However, the Telangana High Court’s stance is a positive step towards ensuring that justice is done, and the rule of law is upheld. It sends a strong message that extrajudicial killings will not be tolerated, and due process of law must be followed at all times.

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    Rajesh M
    Rajesh M
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