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The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it was of the opinion that a retired apex court judge should be appointed to head a committee to probe police encounter of the four accused in the rape and murder of a veterinarian in Hyderabad.

The apex court bench, headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde, also sought the names of prospective retired judges who could lead the probe.

The court is likely to pass an order to this effect on Thursday.

Advocate GS Mani had filed a plea seeking probe by a special investigation team (SIT) into the police encounter that left the four accused dead. The petitioner alleged that the encounter was ‘fake’ and an FIR should be lodged against police officials who were involved in the incident. Another advocate, M L Sharma, also filed a similar petition saying the SIT probe should be monitored by former apex court judges.

The four accused were shot dead near Hyderabad, at the same spot where the charred remains of a 26-year-old veterinarian were found.

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