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CBI likely to quiz Amit Shah again

AGE CORRESPONDENT | PRAMOD KUMAR
Published : Oct 3, 2013, 8:53 am IST
Updated : Oct 3, 2013, 8:53 am IST

The CBI is likely to question former Gujarat’s minister of state for home, Amit Shah, again in connection with the Tulsiram Prajapati encounter case.

The CBI is likely to question former Gujarat’s minister of state for home, Amit Shah, again in connection with the Tulsiram Prajapati encounter case. According to sources the agency is contemplating seeking clarification from Shah again following the recent examination of the brother of the fake encounter victim Soharbuddin Sheikh, Rubabuddin. CBI recently examined Rubabuddin in connection with allegations that senior BJP leaders conspired to derail probe in Tulsi Prajapati’s extra-judicial killing in which former Gujarat minister Amit Shah is an accused. Rubabuddin was called as witness in connection with sting conducted by an independent journalist who had alleged that senior BJP leaders wanted to sabotage the investigations in Tulsi Prajati fake encounter case. The journalist had alleged that senior BJP leaders managed to get undated blank “Vakalatnamas” from Prajapati’s mother Narmadabai to allegedly subvert the judicial proceedings. Tulsiram was gunned down in a fake encounter by the Gujarat police’s anti-terrorist squad, which later claimed that he had come to the city to eliminate the then chief minister Narendra Modi. Tulsiram, who is believed to be an eyewitness in the alleged Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, was killed when he allegedly tried to escape from the custody while being shifted back to Gujarat from Rajasthan after attending a court trial. He was killed an encounter on December 28, 2006 near Ambaji in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat. The CBI probe into the Tulsiram encounter case revealed that Shah allegedly spoke to the accused police officials at least 12 times around the encounter date.

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