HC relief to cops in Sohrab case

Bombay High Court on Monday upheld the discharge of five Rajasthan and Gujarat police officers, including former Gujarat anti-terrorism squad chief D.G. Vanzara, in the alleged fake-encounter killing of suspected gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife and his aide.

By TT Bureau in Mumbai
  • Published 11.09.18
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 Bombay High Court. File picture

Mumbai: Bombay High Court on Monday upheld the discharge of five Rajasthan and Gujarat police officers, including former Gujarat anti-terrorism squad chief D.G. Vanzara, in the alleged fake-encounter killing of suspected gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife and his aide.

Justice A.M. Badar also allowed the discharge petition of a sixth policeman, Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Vipul Aggarwal.

Sohrabuddin's brother Rubabuddin and the CBI had moved five revision pleas against the discharges granted by the trial court.

Sohrabuddin, wife Kauser Bi and aide Tulsiram Prajapati were allegedly killed by the police between November 2005 and December 2006.

Amit Shah, now BJP president and then junior home minister of Gujarat, was arrested in the case in July 2010 but a CBI court discharged him without trial in December 2014. PTI

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