CBI Team in Gandhinagar for Investigation into Sohrabuddin Encounter Case

A team from CBI has reached Gandhinagar to look into alleged Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter and disappearance of his wife Kausarbi in 2005, reported PTI.

CBI has already registered a case against Gujarat police officials in connection with the case.

“We have registered an FIR in the fake encounter case on February 1 at the special crime branch of CBI in Mumbai,” Head of the CBI Mumbai (Zone II) P Kandaswamy was quoted as saying.

“We are here following the process of law for further action,” he said, declining to comment further on the case.

The case was handed over to the CBI by the Supreme Court, which lambasted the Gujarat government for failing to carry out unbiased probe into the case and attempting to ‘mislead’ the apex court by filing conflicting action taken reports (ATRs).

On Monday, a case was registered against Gujarat police officials and others under various sections of IPC including criminal conspiracy, murder and kidnapping by the CBI.

Report said citing sources that the team would take over the case property from the Gujarat CID which had filed a charge sheet against 14 police officials including suspended DIG DG Vanzara and IPS officers – Rajkumar Pandyan and Dinesh MN.
Gujarat police allegedly killed Sheikh with the help of Andhra Pradesh police claiming that he was plotting to kill chief minister Narendra Modi in November 2005.

The apex court asked the CBI to probe if there was any ‘larger conspiracy’ to the killings and submit the report within six months for its perusal.

It had said that it would be appropriate to order a CBI inquiry to instil confidence among the relatives of the deceased and the people as those involved in the crime are high-ranking police officials.

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