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Hyderabad court quashes police officer's murder case

National, Thu, 20 Nov 2008 IANS

Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) A city court Thursday quashed the assassination case of senior police officer K.S. Vyas for want of sufficient evidence against the accused.


The second additional metropolitan sessions judge of Nampally Criminal Court dropped the murder charges against three accused saying the prosecution failed to furnish evidence against them.



Vyas, the deputy inspector general of police was gunned down by Maoist guerrillas here Jan 25, 1993. A group of 21 guerrillas attacked the Indian Police Service (IPS) officer when he was jogging at Lal Bahadur Stadium.



The court acquitted Tirupati Balaiah, Seshaiah and Narsaiah due to lack of sufficient evidence against them.



There were 21 accused in the case including top Maoists S. Appa Rao and M. Balakrishna. The main accused in the case M. Damodar Reddy was later killed in a gun battle with police. The other accused are still at large.



One of the accused Nayeemuddin escaped from the court premises in a dramatic manner in March last year.


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