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CBI set to file charge sheet in Prajapati murder case

September 03, 2012 17:52 IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday informed the Supreme Court that it will file charge sheet in the Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case in a Gujarat court on Tuesday.

Appearing before a bench of justices B S Chauhan and J S Khehar, Additional Solicitor General Haren Rawal assured the court that the charge sheet will be filed in the lower court on Tuesday.

The bench, however, told the agency that it can file the charge sheet within a week.

The court was hearing a petition filed by Prajapati's mother Narmada Bai, who alleged that her son was killed in a fake encounter by Gujarat Police as he was a key eyewitness to the Sohrabuddin Shaikh encounter.

The apex court had on April 8, 2011 transferred the probe in the case to the CBI.

Shaikh was also killed in an alleged fake encounter by Gujarat Police and probe of that case was also carried out by the CBI.

Prajapati, a close aide of Shaikh, was killed in an encounter near Chhapri village in Banaskantha on December 28, 2006.

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