Hyderabad veterinary doctor rape-murder case: Decks cleared for fast-track court

The gruesome crime triggered nation-wide outrage with people from all walks of life demanding death penalty for the guilty.

Published: 04th December 2019 05:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th December 2019 07:49 AM   |  A+A-

The gruesome crime triggered nation-wide outrage with people from all walks of life demanding death penalty for the guilty.

The gruesome crime triggered nation-wide outrage with people from all walks of life demanding death penalty for the guilty.

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: The Telangana High Court on Wednesday issued orders designating the first additional district and sessions judge at Mahbubnagar to adjudicate the Disha rape and murder case.

Though it would technically not be a fast-track court, it would act as one since the officer has been assigned to hear the case. The state government has designated the judicial officer’s court as a special court, which works more-or-less like a fast-track court for a speedy trial.

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After Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao ordered the officials concerned to initiate the process of setting up a special court for expeditious trial of the case, Law Secretary A Santhosh Reddy wrote to the high court, seeking permission to set up a special court for a speedy trial. Considering this request, the court designated the senior judicial officer for the purpose.

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Police get custody of accused for seven days

Earlier on Wednesday, a magistrate court in Shadnagar granted the police custody of the four accused for seven days. The police will take them into custody on Thursday at Charlapally jail, where they are now in judicial remand. The police had sought custody of the accused for 14 days, but only seven days were allowed.

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