Dara encounter case: Two summoned police officers disappear

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 15:12

Jaipur: Apprehending arrest by the CBI in
the alleged fake encounter case of Dara Singh, two Rajasthan
police officers including a senior IPS officer have
disappeared, sources said Tuesday.

The CBI had summoned three police officers A K Jain, A
Ponnuchamy and Arshad Ali for interrogation on Sunday but Jain
and Ali failed to show up.

"Both the officers have not turned up so far and the
CBI is expecting them to show up," an agency spokesperson

According to official sources, sleuths raided the
houses of AK Jain, Additional Director General of Police
(Home Guards) and Arshad Ali (Additional SP) yesterday but
they were not found and their whereabouts are not known.

IG rank official Ponnychamy was arrested after
interrogation late on Sunday and was remanded to two-day CBI
custody yesterday.

Including Ponnuchamy, the CBI has so far arrested five
cops including Inspectors Nisar Khan and Naresh Sharma,
Sub-Inspector Satyanarayan Godara and Assistant Sub-Inspector
Surendra Singh.

On a petition filed by Dara`s widow Sushila, the
Supreme court had ordered a CBI enquiry in the case.=

She had complained that her husband was killed in cold
blood by the Special Operation Group (SOG) (then headed by
Jain) in Jaipur in October 2006.

Dara`s family members have pointed fingers at a senior
state BJP leader claiming that he was targeted because of
personal enmity.

Dara Singh was facing several cases of smuggling,
attempt to murder etc.


First Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 15:12

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