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Mumbai: Former police officer refused bail in Sohrabuddin case

The special CBI court here, which is hearing the cases related to police encounter killings of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati, on Monday rejected the bail application of a former officer of Rajasthan police.

PTI| Updated: Sep 15, 2014, 21:34 PM IST

Mumbai: The special CBI court here, which is hearing the cases related to police encounter killings of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati, on Monday rejected the bail application of a former officer of Rajasthan police.

Judge BH Loya refused bail to Rehman Khan who was a police inspector at the time of encounter of Sheikh.

As per the original FIR registered by Khan, there was an exchange of fire between the police and Sheikh.

According to CBI, which claims that Khan had fired two rounds at Sheikh, the encounter was fake.

The court had earlier rejected the bail application of Gujarat police inspector N H Dhabi too.

CBI has charge-sheeted BJP president Amit Shah, the then Minister of state for Home of Gujarat, and 37 others, including several police officers, for the two encounters which it says were fake.

According to CBI, gangster Sohrabuddin, who allegedly had links with Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba, and his wife Kauser Bi were abducted by Gujarat's Anti-Terrorism Squad on their way from Hyderabad to Sangli in Maharashtra, and killed in a staged encounter near Gandhinagar in November, 2005.

Prajapati, an eyewitness to the encounter, was allegedly killed by police at Chapri village in Banaskantha district of Gujarat in December 2006.