Prajapati encounter: CBI team arrives, may visit the spot
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Last Updated: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 21:48
Ahmedabad: A CBI team headed by Joint Director, P Kandaswami, and consisting of DIG Amithabh Thakur, on Thursday arrived at the agency's office in Gandhinagar to work out the line of investigation in the 2006 Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case.

The CBI registered an FIR in the case on April 29, following Supreme Court's directives.

Prajapati was a key witness in the case of 2005 killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kausarbi in a fake police encounter.

Kandaswami and Thakur held a meeting with the probe team, sources said.

They would examine the papers obtained from the state CID which was investigating the case earlier.

Supreme Court transferred the case to CBI following a petition by Prajapati's mother, Narmada Bai.

Sources said that CBI team was also likely to visit the Chhapri village near Ambaji in Banaskantha, where encounter took place, and recreate the scene.

CBI filed the FIR on April 29 in Mumbai against "the police officials of Gujarat and Rajasthan state and others for their alleged involvement in criminal conspiracy of wrongful restraint, wrongful confinement, abduction and murder of Tulsi Prajapati and causing disappearance of evidence in the matter thereof".

Narmada Bai had alleged in her petition that her son was killed in a fake encounter by the Gujarat police because he was a key eyewitness in Sohrabuddin Sheikh case of 2005.

Prajapati, a close aide of Sohrabuddin -- an alleged gangster -- was himself killed in an encounter near Chapri on December 28, 2006.


First Published: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 21:48

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