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Judicial Enquiry Commission Finds Police Fault For Not Registering FIR in Disha Case

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Khushi Gupta

Published on: May 23, 2022 at 21:20 IST

The Judicial Enquiry Commission appointed by the Supreme Court has found fault with the Telangana Police for refusing to register the FIR in relation to the alleged encounter killings of the Accused in the gang rape and murder of a 26-year-old veterinary doctor (Disha Case), even when the parents of the victim had complained about her missing.

The Commission noted that the police turned away the victim’s parents citing lack of territorial jurisdiction. The Commission has concluded that Order 409 (3) of the Andhra Pradesh Police Manual was not followed in Disha’s Case.

It may be noted that, back in 2019 when the unfortunate incident had taken place, the kin of the victim had reportedly alleged that the police had wasted precious time which could have been used to save her.

The Cyberabad Police Commissioner had also suspended three cops of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) Police Station, including a sub-inspector for their alleged inaction.

The Justice VS Sipurkar Commission constituted in the present case has recommended that whenever information relating to cognizable offences committed against women or children is received by any police station not having jurisdiction, it should not only register the complaint but also start the investigation immediately. It shall later handover the further investigation to the regular police station.

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