She further stated that the police were prepared at all times to protect the accused from the angry mob, which is why an AK-47 and two SLRs were allotted.
Ever since the offence was reported, there has been a growing outrage among the public, demanding strict punishment to the accused.
It also questioned the necessity to record the statements of the accused in the presence of fresh panchas for a second time, even though the IO had recorded their statements immediately.
2019 Hyderabad encounter: 'Accused weren't juveniles at time of offence', says investigation officer
The commission asked Kota if the doctors performing the post-mortem examination on the bodies of the accused attempted to note down their age during or after the procedure.
When the commission questioned Surender about the log book, which was submitted to the commission by the Additional Director General (ADG), Telangana Police, Surender said...
Police had earlier stated that when the accused were brought to the spot for recovering the articles belonging to the veterinarian, the accused attacked the police party.
Srinivas Reddy also stated that another accused in the case, Chintakunta Chennakesavulu, had thick and curly hair.
When asked if his 'erroneous answers' had completely prejudiced fair and impartial investigation, Sajjanar replied in the negative.
VC Sajjanar said that he addressed the press during the arrest of the accused in the rape and murder case and after their death only on the request of DCP Shamshabad.
Sajjanar said that he was not aware when the accused were shifted from prison to the safehouse during police custody and added that DCP Shamshabad had only informed him about this.
Care Hospital doctor Dr Rajesh Rachcha appeared before the three -member commission appointed by SC in the police encounter case of the accused in veterinarian rape case in 2019.
He also stated that the articles belonging to the victim were recovered from the spot after 5 pm, but he had not stated that in his affidavit, as he had written whatever he could recollect.
He was initially summoned for Monday, but as the recording of statements of other witnesses could not be completed by then, his deposition has been deferred.
He, along with his team, had assisted the police teams in collecting clues and physical evidence from the spot, where the four accused were killed.