Jaipur: A special CBI court here on Tuesday
reserved its order for June 17 in the Dara Singh encounter
case in which 16 police officers, including an IPS officer,
have been named as accused.
The court heard arguments on the bail applications of
four police personnel -- Naresh, Satyanarain Godara, Nisar
Khan and Surender Singh -- accused of killing the history
sheeter in a staged gun battle.
The defence`s argument was that the CBI, immediately
after filing of its charge sheet, took back the same for
necessary additions on June 3 but did not file it in court
till the alloted time of June 10. The charge sheet was filed
again on June 13.
The defence alleged that the CBI had manipulated the
charge sheet and demanded prosecution of the inquiry officer
in this connection. It was argued that the CBI was
deliberately trying to take away the legal right of the
petitioners to get bail.
The court will pass its order on June 17.
Dara Singh, a liquor mafia from Churu district, was
killed in an encounter by the Special Operations Group (SOG)
of Rajasthan Police in October 2006 in Jaipur.
His family alleged that the encounter was staged. On
their plea, the Supreme Court had handed over the case to
the CBI in April 2010.
In its charge sheet, the CBI has named 16 policemen,
including senior IPS officer AK Jain who has been suspended.
The agency has said that Dara Singh was taken into
illegal custody by the SOG officials, who have been named as
accused in the charge sheet, from Jaipur Airport and was taken
to a lonely place near Amber where he was kept hostage till
October 23, 2006 when he was killed in a planned manner.