CBI wants inquiry in undertrial`s claim on offer to kill Amin

The CBI, which is probing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, Thursday sought an inquiry into the claim of an undertrial that he was offered Rs 10 lakh to kill N K Amin, an accused in the case who wants to turn approver.

Updated: Aug 26, 2010, 16:20 PM IST

Ahmedabad: The CBI, which is probing the
Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, Thursday sought an
inquiry into the claim of an undertrial that he was offered Rs
10 lakh to kill N K Amin, an accused in the case who wants to
turn approver.

The request was made by CBI when the application
raising concerns about Amin`s security, filed by his wife
early this week, came up for hearing in the court of
Additional Chief Magistrate A Y Dave.

CBI counsel Ejaz Khan submitted that an undertrial had
made a claim that he was offered Rs 10 lakh to kill Amin
inside the prison, which he had refused.

He requested that an inquiry under section 156(3) of
the Criminal Procedure Code be ordered to verify the facts
claimed by the undertrial.

Further hearing on the matter is kept for tomorrow.

In her application, Amin`s wife, Jayshree had said
that after the revelation made by an undertrial Shakeel alias
Teja Yusuf Sheikh last week in Vadodara that he was offered Rs
10 lakh to kill Amin in jail, she was concerned about her
husband`s security.

Based on the notice issue to jail authorities on her
application, jail officials today submitted a detailed report
describing security provided to Amin inside the Sabarmati
Central jail, where he is lodged.

Jail authorities, in their report, have said that Amin
has been provided adequate protection inside the prison.

They said that an armed constable and an unarmed
constable with wireless stay with Amin round the clock.

Amin has been kept in separate Bhagat Singh barrack,
which is located away from the barrack of other accused in the
case, the report said.

However, Amin who was present in the court alleged that
the report given by the jail authorities was incorrect.
He claimed that the Bhagat Singh barrack where he is kept
was unsafe. Amin also alleged that he was not given proper
medical treatment inside prison.

Amin, through his lawyer, Jadgish Ramani also submitted a
report describing in diagrammatic form how the various
barracks were located inside the prison. This was to given to
substantiate his argument that security provided to him inside
the prison was not enough.

PTI