Saturday, August 11, 2012

Tulsi case: CBI seeks more time to finish probe

The central bureau of investigation (CBI) has moved an application in
the Supreme Court seeking a month’s time to complete the investigation
in the Tulsi Prajapati fake encounter case.

The petition is likely to come up for hearing in the Apex Court next
week. Sources close to the development said that the CBI had submitted
many grounds for seeking an extension.

The central probe agency had moved an application in the Supreme Court
on Friday seeking more time on the ground that it needed to question
more people and arrest some key accused in the case. Earlier, the
sources had told DNA that the agency is preparing to question senior
BJP leader from Rajasthan, Om Mathur, in the case.

The sources further said that CBI sleuths in Gandhinagar had sought
approval from their New Delhi office form some more arrests in the
Tulsi case.

The CBI had recently questioned retired IPS officer OP Mathur and
additional director general of police Geetha Johri in the case.

Tulsi Prajapati was killed in 2006 by the Gujarat police in a staged
encounter near Chhapri village in Dantiwada of Banaskanta district. In
response to a petition filed by Tulsi’s mother, Narmada Devi, the
Supreme Court handed over the investigation of the case to the CBI.