Sohrabuddin case: Court permits to collect voice samples

A special court on Tuesday granted CBI permission to collect voice samples of three accused in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case for comparing it with the audio-video evidence collected against them.

Last Updated: Oct 26, 2010, 22:18 PM IST

Ahmedabad: A special court on Tuesday granted
CBI permission to collect voice samples of three accused in
the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case for comparing it with the
audio-video evidence collected against them.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate A Y Dave hearing
the application granted permission to collect voice sample of
N V Chauhan, N K Amin and Abhay Chudasama.
The court, however, disallowed CBI to collect voice
samples of accused Ajay Patel and Yashpal Chudasama, saying
that they were not arrested in the case and charges against
them are premature.

Amin, who wants to become an approver in the case, has
already agreed to give his voice sample for verification.

The court also stayed execution of its order for two
weeks allowing the accused to approach higher forum against
the today`s order.

CBI during the argument had contended that voice
samples of the accused was needed to verify the voices on some
audio-video evidence that it had.

The audio-video evidence with the CBI include the
recorded conversation between Amin and Chauhan, where the
latter was allegedly caught saying that he had heard prime
accused D G Vanzara telling another co-accused Rajkumar
Pandian over the phone that instructions to eliminate
Sohrabuddin`s wife Kausar Bi came from former state minister
Amit Shah.
Another such evidence is the video recording of the
meeting between accused Yashpal Chudasama and Ajay Patel with
two witnesses in the case -- builders Raman Patel and his
brother Dashrat Patel -- at the city-based Rifle Club.

In this audio-video footage, the accused were caught
trying to influence the witnesses and allegedly directing them
how they should depose before the CBI.

PTI