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Sohrabuddin case: CBI questions IPS officer

CBI on Tuesday questioned Geeta Johri, senior Gujarat cadre IPS officer and former investigating officer in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter killing case in connection with the 2005 incident.



Ahmedabad: CBI on Tuesday questioned Geeta Johri,
senior Gujarat cadre IPS officer and former investigating
officer in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter killing case in
connection with the 2005 incident.

Rajnish Rai, another IPS officer who had headed the
investigation earlier, and retired IPS officer G C Raigar were
also questioned in the same case today. Raigar is a former
chief of CID Crime which had earlier investigated the fake
encounter.

The central agency, which is probing the 2005 incident
following an order of the Supreme Court, had last week
summoned six IPS officers, involved in probing the case, for
questioning.

Johri and Raigar reached the CBI office in Gandhinagar at
around 1030 hours and their interrogation went on till 1830
hrs.

Both Raigar and Johri could be called again for
questioning, CBI sources said.

Rai had come to CBI office yesterday and submitted
documents related to the case to the probe agency. Yesterday,
another IPS officer G L Singhal had deposed before CBI.

While handing over the probe to CBI, the Supreme Court
had expressed displeasure over the failure of Gujarat Police`s
Special Investigation Team, headed by Inspector General Geeta
Johri, to identify the seven Andhra Pradesh police personnel
who assisted the local police in the fake encounter.

Last week, CBI arrested Abhay Chudasama, the fourth IPS
officer held in the case. The probe agency described him as a
key conspirator.

According to CBI, Chudasama used to run an extortion
racket along with Sohrabuddin and targeted rich businessmen.

Chudasama is on remand till May 5.

The earlier probe by CID had led to the arrest of 14
policemen, including three IPS officers -- D G Vanzara,
Rajkumar Pandian of Gujarat cadre and Dinesh M N of Rajasthan.

Sohrabuddin was killed in a fake encounter carried out
jointly by Gujarat and Rajasthan police on November 26, 2005.

PTI

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