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Fake kills: Top cops sent to police remand
April 25, 2007 12:50 IST
Last Updated: April 25, 2007 14:26 IST
The three IPS officials, arrested on Tuesday for their alleged role in the fake encounter case, were on Wednesday remanded to police custody till May one.
The encounter was done when Vanjhara, known to be close to the chief minister, and Pandiyan were the senior-most officers in the Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad. Though initially the police's claim went unnoticed, the victim's brother took up the matter with Supreme Court and that led to a detailed probe by Gujarat CID into the alleged fake killing.
The Gujarat CID's report to the SC admitted that the encounter was a fake one and that the procedures followed by Vanjhara and his team clearly indicated foul play.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Home Minister G C Kataria and two senior officials have arrived in Ahmedabad to gather information regarding the arrests of three IPS officers.
Kataria, Rajasthan DGP A S Gill and Home Secretary V S Singh are scheduled to meet their Gujarat counterparts on Wednesday.
"We will gather information about the case and discuss the matter with our Gujarat counterparts," Kataria told media persons on his arrival.He said the track record of Dinesh kumar was good. He said he would gather more details about his role in the November 26, 2005 encounter.