Jaipur: Taking serious note of alleged
torture by the CBI of a key witness in the Dara Singh fake
encounter case, the Rajasthan High Court today directed the
investigating agency to appear before it with the case diary.
Asgar, a key witness in the fake encounter case being
probed by the CBI, had earlier filed a petition in the High
Court alleging that he was being tortured by the investigating
agency to change his statements.
He had also sought police protection for himself and
Justice Ajay Rastogi took serious note of the charges
levelled against the CBI in the petition and directed the
investigating officer to appear before it with the case diary.
"This is a shocking incident, if true, the CBI is not
supposed to deal in such a manner with the key witness who is
otherwise deposing in favour of the prosecution and the
allegations levelled are very serious," observed Justice Ajay
Earlier, the court had on July 1 asked CBI to file
its response to the petition filed by Asgar.
"In its reply, CBI though admitting that the key
witness was called, failed to produce any such notice of
attendance when asked by the court," said Ajay Kumar Jain
counsel for the petitioner.
Dara Singh alias Dara, a histroy-sheeter, was
allegedly killed in an encounter while making a bid to escape
from police custody in Jaipur.