Sohrabuddin fake encounter: Court rejects ex-DSP Parmar's discharge plea

A special CBI court on Tuesday rejected an of former Gujarat DSP ML Parmar seeking discharge from the case relating to the fake encounter killings of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati.

Mumbai: A special CBI court on Tuesday rejected an of former Gujarat DSP ML Parmar seeking discharge from the case relating to the fake encounter killings of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati.

"The court has rejected the discharge application of ML Parmar," said a CBI official.

Parmar had sought discharge from the case saying he had acted in the course of official duty and was not involved in any conspiracy.

Sohrabuddin, a gangster who Gujarat police claimed had links with the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba, and his wife Kausar Bi were allegedly abducted by Gujarat ATS from Hyderabad on their way to Sangli in Maharashtra in 2005.

He was killed in a fake encounter near Gandhinagar in November 2005. His wife disappeared and was believed to have been killed too.

Tulsiram, Sheikh's aide and eyewitness to the fake encounter, was killed allegedly by Gujarat police at Chapri village in Banaskantha district in December 2006.

The Sohrabuddin case was transferred to Mumbai in September 2012 at CBI's request for a fair trial. In 2013, the Supreme Court clubbed the Prajapati case with it.  

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