New Delhi, Jul 27: In the major breakthrough of the Sohrabuddin Sheikh case the retired IPS officier O P Mathur is under intense scanner as CBI officials found the links in the compact disc of the then Minister Amit Shah involvement in the murder case have all been deleted by Mathur.
According to media reports, Gujarat Additional Director General (Crime) Rajnish Rai made the original copy of CD which help the CBI establish that Shah made calls to senior IPS officers during the Sohrabuddin encounter. Mathur might be booked by the CBI for destruction of evidence, even arrested, said officials
Mathur was ADGP and looking after the state CID (Crime) when Rajnish Rai, then DIG, charged three IPS officers, D G Vanzara and Rajkumar Pandian and Dinesh M N, in the encounter.
Rai after making CD with the accused handed it to Mathur. It was found that versions were deleted in connection with Amit Shah but later Rai handed a copy which had conversations that showed Shah speaking to Vanzara and other officers. Now Mathur and another retired officer G C Raigar have been called for questioning by the CBI.
The questioning session for Raiger lasted for six hours in the Old Sachivalaya in Gandhinagar. “I was called as a witness in the case, so I appeared before them," he told reporters.
While Mathur did not turn up before the CBI and he said to appear this week. Depending on the reports given by Raigar to the CBI , police will investigate and question Amit Shah.
“Investigations are still on. I cannot tell you at the moment who is going to be charged or arrested. About the CD and investigations, we have informed the court," CBI DIG Kandaswamy said.