Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy on Wednesday ruled out involvement of the state police in the Gujarat fake encounter case.
"To the best of my knowledge, it is not true," Reddy said here replying to a query about the alleged role of the state police in the killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kausar Bi.
The Chief Minister's assertion came against the backdrop of reports suggesting that Andhra Pradesh police had extended logistical support and provided intelligence inputs that helped their counterparts in Gujarat nab Sohrabuddin and his wife.
Meanwhile, Hyderabad Police Commissioner Balwinder Singh said it was a normal practice for the police force of one state to assist the police from another state.
On the specific case involving Sohrabuddin and his wife, the Commissioner said he had not received any report about assistance extended by city police to their Gujarat counterparts.
Meanwhile, according to media reports, the Gujarat police team, involved in the fake encounter, had stayed in Police Officers mess here before launching its operation to nab Sohrabuddin.