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Prajapati case: CBI given 2 more weeks to finish probe

July 20, 2012 12:07 IST

The Supreme Court on Friday granted two weeks more time to CBI to complete its probe in the alleged encounter killing of Tulsiram Prajapati, an eyewitness to the 'fake encounter' of Sohrabuddin Sheikh.

A bench of justices B S Chauhan and Swatanter Kumar made it clear that no more extension would be given to the agency to complete the probe and directed it to do so by August 14.

The apex court had earlier directed the agency to complete its investigation by July 30.

The court had ordered the CBI probe in April 2011 on an appeal by Tulsiram Prajapati's mother Narmada Bai, who had alleged that her son was killed by the Gujarat Police in a staged gun battle because he was a key eyewitness in the November 2005 killings of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kausar Bi.

The court on July 13 had refused to review its order directing CBI probe in the murder case, on the plea of the Gujarat government.

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