Banaskantha: Sessions court in
Palanpur today rejected the bail application of IPS officer
Vipul Agarwal, arrested in connection with the encounter of
Tulsi Prajapati -- a key witness in Sohrabuddin case.
District and Sessions Judge M A Kadiwala rejected the
bail application of Agarwal who was SP of Banaskantha when
Prajapati was killed in a fake encounter in 2006.
The court rejected the argument of Agarwal`s lawyer who
pleaded that conspiracy theory against his client cannot be
established as the motive behind the murder of Prajapati was
not mentioned in the chargesheet filed by the investigating
Agarwal was charged for conspiring to kill Prajapati
along with other IPS officers D G Vanzara, Rajkumar Pandian
and Dinesh M N.
Agarwal was arrested on May 3 by the state CID,
investigating the Tulsi encounter case.
Prajapati, who was considered to be a key witness in
Sohrabuddin fake encounter case, was killed in an encounter
near Chapri village near Ambaji in Banaskantha district when
he allegedly tried to escape from custody while being shifted
from Rajasthan to Gujarat in December 2006.
Lawyer of Agarwal, S M Modi said that they will now take
the matter to the High Court.