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Sohrabuddin encounter case: Further probe ordered

September 05, 2008 18:12 IST

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A city sessions court ordered further investigation into the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case on an application filed by his brother Rubabuddin.

Accepting Rubabuddin's application, Additional Principal Sessions Judge P B Desai asked the investigating agency in the case, state CID (crime), to submit a report of investigations before the court within 90 days.

He said the court should also be updated on the progress of the investigation on a regular basis.

Sohrabuddin was killed in a fake encounter on the outskirts of the city on November 26, 2005. His wife Kausar Bi was later killed and her body was disposed off.

Alleging that the chargesheet filed in the fake encounter case of his brother was silent on some important aspects, Rubabuddin had moved an application asking for further investigation into the case.

Suspended IPS officer D G Vanzara and 13 other policemen are behind bars in connection with the killing of Sohrabudin and Kausar Bi.

"This is a significant order. Further probe into the Sohrabuddin case could unearth more facts about the encounter," Rubabuddin's lawyer Amrish Patel said.




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