Ahmedabad, Jul 28: The charge sheet filed by CBI in a court said that the former Gujarat minister, Amit Shah had tasked the job of eliminating Sohrabuddin Sheikh to three senior IPS officers.
Shah entrusted the job to IPS officers DG Vanzara, Rajkumar Pandiyan and Abhay Chudasama, former DCP of Ahmedabad city crime branch.
According to the charge sheet filed in a special court on Jul 23, "elimination of Sohrabuddin was being used for extortion by the accused persons to establish an element of fear in the minds of the businessmen and others."
The accused persons from Rajasthan police participated in the conspiracy because Sohrabuddin was terrorizing the marble lobby in the neighbouring state, the CBI said.
"Amin made/received as many as 25 calls from/to Amit between Nov 21, 2005 and Nov 30, 2005," CBI said.
Amit Shah, was also in constant touch over telephone with Vanzara when Sohrabuddin and his wife were in the custody of Gujarat Police.
The CBI probe further disclosed that in early Nov 2005, one Tulsiram Prajapati was contacted by accused Abhay Chudasama, former DCP of Ahmedabad city Crime Branch and produced before Vanzara who asked him to make Sohrabuddin available before him as there was "a lot of political pressure".
Prajapati was killed in a police encounter in Dec 2006, was assured that his friend, Sohrabuddin would get a safe passage and at the most would be put in jail for 3-4 months.