HYDERABAD: The Special Investigation Team (SIT), appointed by the Telangana government to probe the death of alleged terror operatives Viqaruddin Ahmed and four others near Alair in Nalgonda, visited the encounter site and formally began its investigation.
The SIT officials convened a meeting and decided to form four teams, led by IPS Officer Shah Nawaz Qasim, to carry out the investigation. One team visited Warangal whereas another team was sent to Nalgonda for collecting evidence like material objects and documents relevant to the investigation. The SIT will meet regularly from now on to wrap up the probe as soon as possible.
Appeals Referred To Vacation Bench:
A division bench of the Hyderabad High Court on Friday referred the appeals filed seeking exhumation of bodies for re-postmortem of the five persons who were killed in the Alair police encounter, to second vacation bench of the court which sits on May 21 and 28.
It may be recalled that five alleged terror operatives — Viqaruddin, Md Jakeer, Sayed Amjad Ali, Izar Khan and Md Haneef — were killed when they tried to escape while being brought to a city court from the Warangal jail at Alair mandal in Nalgonda district on April 7.
The bench, comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and Justice PV Sanjay Kumar, made this direction on appeals filed by Md Ahmed and two others who are relatives of the deceased persons seeking directions to the authorities to exhume the bodies for re-postmortem.Earlier, a single judge declined to order exhuming of bodies for re-postmortem.