Ahmedabad: A witness in the Sohrabuddin
Sheikh fake encounter case has said he had gone underground as
he feared that CBI, probing the case, would force him to make
more false statements.
One Noor Mohammad Goghari told this to a court hearing
the Popular Builder firing case yesterday in which he is an
According to CBI chargesheet, firing at Popular builder
in December 2004 was stage managed by some of the accused in
fake encounter case with the purpose of lodging FIR against
Sohrabuddin in Gujarat.
Goghari is shown as an witness in the chargesheet in the
Soharabuddin fake encounter case and his statement, recorded
under Section 161 of CrPC, has been included in it.
As per the statement, he has said he was threatened by
IPS officers accused in the fake encounter case.
He told a court hearing Popular builder case that he did
not appear during the last hearing as he feared that CBI would
pick him up, make false statements on his behalf and implicate
him in the fake encounter case.
In his application before additional sessions judge I B
Waghela, who had issued warrant against him, Goghari said he
was called to the CBI office for questioning in fake encounter
case, where he had denied having information about the case.
He said the CBI officials pressurised him to make
statements of their choice, saying they would help him out in
the Popular Builder firing case.