CJI on Hyderabad ‘encounter’: Justice Loses its Character if it Becomes Revenge

Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde on Saturday said that justice should not be misunderstood as revenge. He said, “I don’t think justice can ever be or ought to be instant. And justice must never ever take the form of revenge. I believe justice loses its character of justice if it becomes a revenge.”

He further said, “Recent events in country have sparked off the old debate with new vigour. There is no doubt that criminal justice system must reconsider its position & attitude towards laxity and eventual time it takes to dispose off criminal matters.”

His statement came a day after four people, accused in the rape and murder of the 26-year old veterinary surgeon of Hyderabad, were shot dead in an encounter.

Hyderabad Police on Friday stated that all the four accused in 26-year-old veterinary surgeon’s rape and murder case have been shot dead. They were taken to the murder site to recreate the events as a part of investigation and tried to flee. The encounter took place at early in the morning on Friday.

However, some of the legal experts have said that as per the law a probe should be immediately set up into the mysterious encounter of the four accused in the rape and murder of a Hyderabad-based veterinarian.

Meanwhile, the National Human Rights commission have already reached the spot and started investigating the encounter.

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