The CBI chief has also asked for security to Samdeep Tamgade, an agency SP posted in Nagpur, who is handling investigation in Tulsiram Prajapati and Sohrabbuddin Sheikh encounter cases.
The CBI is handling four encounter cases of Tulsiram Prajapati, Sohrabbuddin Sheikh, Ishrat Jahan and Sadiq Jamal at the moment.
Earlier, the agency sources had claimed that its SP Sandeep Tamgade has received threats due to his association with probe into encounter cases but there is no mention of any threat — received through phone calls or letters — in the CBI director’s letter to the union home ministry.
Even in the 2G spectrum case too, the CBI had asked for security for material witnesses in the case.
The agency had also received information that its documents in the 2G case were under threat from the Mumbai underworld. After that, a special arrangement was made to secure these case documents on the court premises.