CBI court grants custody of Vanzara, Dinesh to CID

A CBI court today granted custody of two IPS officers, who are behind bars in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, to Gujarat CID for further probe in connection with Tulsi Prajapati encounter case of 2006.

Updated: Jul 06, 2010, 18:52 PM IST

Ahmedabad: A CBI court today granted
custody of two IPS officers, who are behind bars in the
Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, to Gujarat CID for
further probe in connection with Tulsi Prajapati encounter
case of 2006.

Special CBI judge A Y Dave granted custody of IPS
officers D G Vanzara of Gujarat cadre and Dinesh M N of
Rajasthan cadre, to CID crime.

Vanzara and Dinesh are currently behind bars in
Sabarmati Central Jail here for fake encounter of Sobrabuddin
Sheikh and alleged killing of his wife Kausar Bi in November
2005. The Sheikh fake encounter case is being investigated by
CBI.

CID crime had sought custody of Vanzara and Dinesh to
interrogate them in connection with Prajapati`s killing.
At the time of Prajapati`s encounter, Vanzara was
Border Range IG Gujarat while Dinesh was the SP Udaipur,
Rajasthan.

CID approached the CBI court as the two IPS officers
were in custody of the CBI which is investigating the
Sohrabuddin case after directions from the Supreme Court early
this year.

Prajapati, who was considered to be a key witness in
Sohrabuddin fake encounter case, was killed in an encounter
near Chapri village near Ambaji in Banaskantha district when
he tried to escape from custody while being shifted from
Rajasthan to Gujarat in December 2006.

PTI