Human Rights

SC orders CBI probe into Prajapati encounter case

In a setback to Narendra Modi government, the Supreme Court on 8 April ordered a CBI probe into the encounter of Tulsiram Prajapati, a close associate of Sohrabuddin, while turning down Gujarat government’s opposition to a CBI probe. The bench comprising Justice P Sathasivam and BS Chauhan while accepting CBI argument that both these encounters are closely linked directed the state police to hand over the case to the CBI within 14 days while fixing the time limit of six months for the CBI to complete its investigation. The Supreme Court order might bring more trouble for former Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah who is already facing a CBI probe in Sohrabuddin fake encounter case. The Apex Court also criticised over slow investigation process by the Gujarat police in this case. “The CBI shall investigate all aspects of the case relating to the killing of Tulsiram Prajapati and file a report to the concerned court/special court having jurisdiction within period of six months from the date of taking over of the investigation,” the bench said.
 
MG News Desk

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 May 2011 on page no. 11

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