The Telangana High Court today posed a volley of questions to the TRS government regarding the investigation of the murder of advocate couple
Gattu Vaman Rao and P V Nagamani.
A division bench of the court asked the state government if it had seized the video footage related to the murder of the couple, recorded by passers-by on the day of the incident, and if it had identified the bus passengers who had witnessed the murder.
Responding to the query, Telangana Advocate General B S Prasad, who was representing the government, told the bench that the process of the identification of the eye witnesses was still underway.
The bench then asked the state government as to why it hadn't yet recorded the statements of the eye witnesses in the presence of a magistrate.
To this, Prasad said that the statements of two eye witnesses had already been recorded in the presence of the relevant magistrate. He added that the government would record the statement of Vaman Rao's father, Kishan Rao, on March 4, and that the permission of the court to record the statements of other eye witnesses in the case would also be sought soon.
At the hearing, the police submitted a report with the details of their investigation up till February 24. They reportedly said that the four accused had confessed to the crime.
The court was then adjourned till March 15th.
The hearing today follows Kishan Rao's decision to file a writ petition with the HC seeking a CBI probe into the murder of his son and daughter-in-law.
In his petition, Rao reportedly termed the ongoing police investigation as "biased and prejudiced", and alleged that there were many powerful people trying to hush up the truth.
The Congress leaders in the state have been making similar allegations