CID arrests Vanzara, Dinesh in Prajapati encounter case
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 07, 2010, 22:04
Ahmedabad: The state CID today arrested suspended IPS officers D G Vanzara and Dinesh M N, in connection with Tulsi Prajapati encounter case of 2006.

Vanzara and Dinesh M N were arrested from the Sabarmati Central Jail here as they are already behind bars in Soharabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

"Vanzara and Dinesh are accused in the Tulsi Prajapati case. They will now be produced before Danta court where the case is registered for obtaining their remand," CID (Crime) investigating officer in Prajapati encounter case R K Patel said.

Their custody was needed for further probe into the killing of Prajapati, a key witness in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case of 2005, Patel said.

At the time of Prajapati's encounter in November 2006 Vanzara was Border Range IG Gujarat, and Dinesh was the SP Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Vanzara and Dinesh are lodged in Sabarmati Central Jail here in Sobrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case being probed by the CBI, after directions from the Supreme Court early this year.

The CID arrested the duo today after they were granted permission by the special CBI court yesterday.

Prajapati, 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.

Judicial Magistrate Danta, S S Joshi had last week issued warrants for Vanzara and Dinesh based on CID's application seeking their custody.

The CID which is probing the Prajapati encounter case has so far arrested seven policemen including an IPS officer Vipul Agarwal who was SP Banaskantha in 2006, for alleged criminal conspiracy and murder.


First Published: Wednesday, July 07, 2010, 22:04

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