Friday, July 6, 2012

Mathur, Johri summoned by CBI

Ahmedabad: Retired DGP O P Mathur and additional DGP Geetha Johri have been summoned by the CBI for questioning in the Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case. The probe agency is likely to question the two senior cops at its office in Gandhinagar.
    The questioning will be the first for the duo in the Tulsiram encounter case. In 2010, the CBI had grilled the two in connection with the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case. In 2006, when Tulsiram was killed in a staged encounter near Ambaji in the Banaskantha district, Johri was posted in CID (crime) and was the supervising officer in the Sohrabuddin probe. Mathur was the chief of CID (crime).
    The CBI has said before the Supreme Court that it considered both the fake encounters a part of a larger conspiracy involving the Gujarat Police. On Sunday, the CBI had questioned head constable Ajaypal Yadav who was closely associated with another accused, IPS officer D G Vanzara. Yadav was posted in the anti-terrorist squad when Tulsiram was killed. One of the mobile phones being used by Vanzara then was in the name of Yadav’s relative.