CBI questions Modi aide Amit Shah
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 22:40
New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday questioned former Gujarat home minister Amit Shah, considered a close aide of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, in connection with the 2006 fake encounter of Tulsiram Prajapati, a key witness to the killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kausarbi.

Shah, already named in the charge sheet in the alleged hatching of conspiracy of killing Sohrabuddin by the CBI, arrived at the agency's headquarters this morning and was extensively quizzed by its sleuths, official sources said.

They said Shah, out on bail after being arrested in the Sohrabuddin case, was evasive in answering the questions while he was countered with the statements of others quizzed by the CBI so far.

During the interrogation, the CBI confronted the BJP leader with telephone records about him being allegedly in touch with police officers including Deputy Inspector General of Police (Jail) D G Vanzara.

Shah has been asked by the Supreme Court not to enter Gujarat as the agency alleged that he may tamper with the evidence or intimidate witnesses.

Prajapati, a close aide of Sohrabuddin, was killed in an alleged shootout near Chapri village in Banaskantha district on December 28, 2006.

The CBI took over the case last April following direction from the Supreme Court and registered a case against "police officials of Gujarat and Rajasthan and others for alleged involvement in the criminal conspiracy of wrongful restraint, wrongful confinement, abduction and murder of Tulsi Prajapati and causing disappearance of evidence".


First Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 22:40

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