IPS officer booked for murder and abduction

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Ahmedabad, Aug 11: Former IPS officer Kuldip Sharma booked for murder and abduction of four gangsters in 1984. The move is seen against Sharma, who is believed to be guiding the CBI in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

Sharma an additional DGP, was replaced earlier this year and his petition challenging the supercession before Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) was dismissed last month. Now the government has taken Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the case which has been reopened after 26 years.

In Feb 2010, Jusab Juma Mamad of Kutch met DGP SS Khandwawala and complained that his father and other family members were killed by the Sharma the then SP of Kutch.

On May 10, 1984, Umarwali Mamad and Fakir Mamad Budha were killed in a police encounter and Juma Wali Mamad and his son Ibrahim went missing. The family had complained to police then, but no FIR was lodged. DGP Khandwawala forwarded the application to the CID (crime) and on Sunday Aug 8 the officers recorded the statement of Jusab Mamad.

Sharma also revealed that prime accused Ketan Parekh had defaulted after borrowing Rs 1,300 crore from the bank. Then Sharma had written to state chief secretary seeking to prosecute then minister Amit Shah whom he charged of having taken Rs 2.5 crore for helping Parekh.

Sharma also attached proof of Shah and Parekh having struck a deal in his letter to the CS.

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