CBI to probe Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case

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New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday directing a CBI probe into the 2005 Soharabuddin Sheikh encounter case.

A bench of Justices Tarun Chatterjee and Aftab Alam in its verdict accepted the demand for the probe on the plea of the brother of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, who was allegedly killed in a fake encounter by the Gujarat Police.

The Gujarat Government has been consistently maintaining that it's SIT was conducting the probe in an impartial manner.

Suspended DIG D G Banjara and R K Pandiyan (both Gujarat cadre IPS officers) besides Dinesh M N (Rajasthan cadre IPS officer) are the main accused in the encounter killing. SP, Gujarat, N K Ameen is also an accused in the case. All of them are in judicial custody.

Sohrabuddin was shot dead by the Gujarat police on the outskirts of Ahmedabad in November 2005. It was alleged that his wife Kausar Bi and another witnesses Tulsiram Prajapati were also killed by the police to destroy evidence. (ANI)

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