Constable arrested in Prajapati encounter case

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 16:07

Ahmedabad: A constable with Banaskantha
district police was on Tuesday arrested in connection with the
Tulsi Prajapati encounter case, a day after an IPS officer was
held in this regard.

Constable Vinod Choudhary was part of the team that
carried out the `fake` encounter of Prajapati, who was
believed to be a key witness in Sohrabuddin fake encounter
case.

"We have arrested Vinod and further investigation is on.
More officials, whose names have figured in the investigation,
may be arrested as the probe progresses," Additional DGP and
head of CID V V Rabari said.

Last night, CID arrested Dahod SP Vipul Agarwal, who was
SP of Banaskantha when the encounter of Prajapati was carried
out in December 2006.

Agarwal is the first IPS officer to be arrested in
connection with the Prajapati encounter case.

Meanwhile, CID has submitted a preliminary investigation
report to the state police head and the state Home department
regarding Prajapati`s encounter.

Over 10 police officials are under scanner and likely to
be arrested for the encounter that had taken place near Ambaji
in Banaskantha, CID sources said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 16:07

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