Thursday, November 22, 2012


Ahmedabad: 14-08-12, Daily Eng. News.


CBI may seek another extension

Prashant Dayal | TNN

Ahmedabad: After getting six extensions,Central Bureau of Investigation is likely
to seek another one from the Supreme Court to complete its probe into the Tulsiram
Prajapati encounter case.When CBI last sought a months time in June end,the court
granted six weeks,asking it to file report before the CBI court by August 14.
However,the CBI has still not filed a chargesheet in this case.After a three-year
long probe by CID (crime),the apex court found that there were loopholes in
investigation and the state agency could not pinpoint the motive for the alleged killing
of Tulsiram.The court handed over the probe to CBI on April 8 last year,asking it to
complete the probe in six months.
Sources in the CBI said that investigators may request for 15 more days to
complete the probe and file a chargesheet.According to the CBIs version before the
SC,the delay was caused mainly because the Investigating Officer was transferred.At
the fag end of the probe,earlier this year,DySP Vinay Kumar was withdrawn and IPS
officer Sandip Tamgade took over as IO.He was already a supervising authority then.
CBI has been maintaining in chargesheets in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake
encounter case that Tulsiram,a close aide of Sheikh,was the third person travelling with
Sheikh and his wife Kauserbi in a bus from Hyderabad to Sangli.A former supervisory
officer and ADGP Geetha Johri claimed the third person was Kalimuddin alias
Nayemuddin, an absconder and naxalite from Andhra Pradesh.
Tulsiram was killed in an encounter on December 28,2006 near Chhapri village
on the Gujarat-Rajasthan border.CID (crime) has charged 13 cops including four IPS
officers from two states.