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Sohrabuddin case report sent to SC

July 12, 2007 15:15 IST

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Gujarat Fake Encounters

The Gujarat CID, probing the fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, has submitted its Action Taken Report in the 2005 case to the Supreme Court, a senior official said on Thursday.

"The ATR was submitted to the Supreme Court on July 3. All the steps and acton taken by the investigating agency in connection with the fake encounter case has been mentioned in the report," the CID official told PTI on condition of anonymity.

The CID has so far arrested 13 police officials of the Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad and Rajasthan Special Task Force, including of IPS rank, which jointly carried out the fake encounter killing of Sheikh in Ahmedabad outskirts in November 2005.

Sheikh, an alleged extortionist operating in Rajasthan, was then branded by the police as a Laskhar-e-Tayiba operative assigned to kill top political leaders in Gujarat, including Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

"Details of the ATR cannot be revealed as the report has been tabled before the SC. Investigation in the case is not yet over, but the chargesheet will be filed by July 24 in an Ahmedabad court," the official said.

Apart from the arrests of the police officials, including D G Vanzara (a DIG ranked Gujarat cadre officer who headed the operation), the probe team has also gathered evidence against the fake encounter team's entire operation, the offical said.

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