All four accused of rape-cum-murder of a veterinary doctor were killed by the police in an encounter on Friday. This was followed by reactions from many people, including film artists, politicians on social media.
Kumar Vishwas said that distrust in the judicial system is sad. One has to think about a radical rejuvenation of the system. Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan said, “Better late than never.”
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that people are losing faith in the justice system. We have to take cognizance of this. Actor Rishi Kapoor wrote- “Great Telangana Police, I congratulate you”.
BJP MP Maneka Gandhi said, “Whatever has happened has been very terrible for the country. You can’t kill people just because you want to. You cannot take the law into your own hands. They (the accused) should have been hanged after hearing in the court.”
People losing trust in judicial system, says Kejriwal: Kejriwal said, “The country is very angry. There is joy in the country after the encounter, but it is a matter of concern. People are losing faith in the police and the criminal justice system. We have to take cognizance of how to fix the criminal justice system. As soon as the file of mercy petition came to us in the Nirbhaya case, we rejected it and proceeded immediately. I hope that the President rejects the mercy petition and all the culprits are hanged soon.”
Actor Nagarjuna tweeted, “My morning started with this news. Justice is done.” At the same time, actress Rakulpreet Singh thanked the Telangana police, writing, “You cannot run far after committing a crime like rape.”
Action should not be taken against policemen, says Nirbhaya’s mother: Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi said, “I am very happy with this punishment. The police have done a good job. There should be no action against these policemen. I appeal to the judicial system and government of the country that even the criminals of Nirbhaya should be hanged at the earliest. ”
Two policemen were also injured in the encounter: The police had taken the accused to the underbridge where they burnt the doctor with kerosene. During interrogation and recreating the incident, the accused started fleeing. After this, the police had to fire. All four died in it. Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar said that the four accused were killed in an encounter at Chatanapalli in Shadnagar between 3 am and 6 am on Friday. A senior police officer said that two policemen were also injured in the incident.
Actor Junior NTR wrote, “Justice is done. Now rest in peace, Disha.’
“Encounter is a good idea to overcome the antiquated judicial system – human rights activists questioning the action also should be encountered, I feel,” wrote Porinju Veliyath.
It was the right thing, says Baba Ramdev: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev said, “The killing of accused has been hailed by crores of Indians. Such dreaded criminals and terrorists should be punished in a similar manner in public.”
Shamistha Mukherjee said, “As the news is coming that the criminals tried to escape, I believe that the police have done the right thing. We have a justice system to punish criminals. In such cases, people get angry because it take a long time to get justice. We need to think about it.”
Mayawati commends Hyderabad police, slams Yogi govt in UP: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati commended Hyderabad Police and also slammed the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh for not doing enough for the safety of women in the state.
“Police in Uttar Pradesh and also in Delhi should take inspiration from Hyderabad Police, but unfortunately here criminals are treated as state guests. There is jungle raj in Uttar Pradesh right now. Hope the attitude changes for the better,” Mayawati said.
“Crimes against women are on the rise in Uttar Pradesh, but the state government is sleeping,” she said.
This incident will guarantee women’s safety, says Uma: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti also said in a series of tweets that all the policemen who executed the encounter deserve to be felicitated.
“This is the biggest incident in the 19th year of this century that will guarantee women’s safety,” Uma Bharti tweeted in Hindi.
“I can now believe that people in governance in other states will find ways to teach criminals an immediate lesson,” she said.
Samantha Akkineni tweeted: Fear is a great solution and sometimes the only solution.
Saina Nehwal tweeted: Great work, Hyderabad police. We salute you.
Rishi Kapoor tweeted: Bravo Telangana Police. My congratulations!