Hold video conferencing for Sylvester: CBI
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 20:58
  
New Delhi: CBI on Tuesday wrote to police Chiefs of Rajasthan and Gujarat suggesting they could hold court proceedings of Sylvester, a key witness in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter killing case who had escaped before being recaptured, through video conferencing.

In a letter to Directors General of Police of Gujarat and Rajasthan, CBI said there was no need to keep moving the key witness from one state to another and that it would reduce the possibility for his escape in future, official sources said.

The sources said the agency also offered the assistance in setting up a mechanism for holding trial court proceedings through video conferencing.

Sylvester had made a dramatic escape from Gujarat Police custody in Rajasthan on October eight and later captured again the next day.

Sylvester, who fled after being produced in a court in Udaipur, was picked up by a Special Task Force of Rajasthan police from Gopalpura area in Udaipur near the Vrindavan Garden at around 2230 hours. A loaded pistol was seized from him.

The CBI communique said Sylvester, alias Dipu, was an important witness for the central agency which is probing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

CBI believes Sylvester could be holding some important leads in connection with the Sohrabbudin fake encounter and the subsequent murder of his wife Kausar Bi.

CBI has sought a detailed report from the Gujarat Police on the incident.

Sohrabbudin was killed in a fake encounter on November 26, 2005. 14 policemen, including three IPS officers, are behind the bars in connection with the encounter case.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 20:58


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