CBI summons IPS officer Johri in Sohrabuddin case

The CBI on Thursday summoned Geetha Johri, the first woman IPS officer of Gujarat.

Zeenews Bureau

Gandhinagar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday summoned Geetha Johri, the first woman IPS officer of Gujarat, by Aug 10 for questioning in connection with the 2005 killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh in a staged shootout.

Johri was a part of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by RK Raghavan to probe the case.

The Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has been accused of killing Sohrabuddin Sheikh on grounds that he was a Lashkar-e-Toiba operative near Ahmedabad in a staged shootout Nov 26, 2005. His wife Kauser-Bi had also been missing since then.

CBI grills Shah for second day

The CBI Thursday grilled former Gujarat minister Amit Shah inside the Sabarmati Central Jail for the second day in connection with the fake encounter of
Sohrabuddin Sheikh.

A four-member team of the Central agency is questioning Shah, CBI sources said here.

The sources said Shah was "not cooperating” with the investigation despite an assurance to this effect given by his lawyers before the court.

The BJP leader, facing murder, kidnapping and extortion charges, among others, has been lodged in the jail after his arrest on Sunday last.

The entire proceeding is being recorded on audio and video tape.

Yesterday, a CBI team led by Chief Investigating Officer Amitabh Thakur questioned Shah, a key aide of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, for over four hours.

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