Banaskantha: Four Rajasthan police officials
accused in the 2006 encounter of Tulsiram Prajapati, a key
witness in the fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh,
surrendered in the Danta court here today.
ASI Narayansingh Chauhan, constables Dalpatsingh Rathod,
Kartarsingh Jat and Yuddhveersingh Rajaput, who were posted at
Udaipur in Rajasthan were arrested after they surrendered and
were sent to judicial custody by chief judicial magistrate S S
According to DySP R K Patel, investigating officer in
the Prajapati encounter case, these four were shown as
absconding accused in the case in the chargesheet filed last
month by the state CID probing the case.
Their remand would be sought at a later stage, he said,
adding with their arrest total number of accused arrested in
the case has reached 13.
Prajapati, a key witness in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake
encounter case was killed by Gujarat police in an encounter
near Ambaji in Danta taluka of Banaskantha district when he
tried to escape from custody while being shifted from
Rajasthan to Gujarat in December 2006.
The key accused in the case include IPS officers D G
Vanzara, Rajkumar Pandiyan, Dinesh M N and Vipul Agarwal,
along with five lower ranking cops, who are facing charges of
criminal conspiracy, murder, kidnapping, destruction of
evidence and forgery.