Arrest warrants have been issued against five policemen for their role in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate K.J. Upadhyay issued the warrants on Monday following an application by the Gujarat Crime Investigation Department(CID) stating that the five had not responded to its summons for recording their statements in the case.
All the five — Deputy Superintendent of Police (Anti-Terrorist Squad) M.L. Parmar, Sub-Inspector B.R. Chaube of the Gujarat Police and Himanshu Singh, Shyam Singh and Abdul Rehman Sheikh of the Rajasthan Police — were part of the team that allegedly killed Sohrabuddin in the outskirts of Ahmedabad in November 2005.
According to the Gujarat CID, Inspector Abdul Rehman was one of the three officials who allegedly shot down Sohrabuddin on the outskirts of Ahmedabad in November 2005.
The CID (Crime) has already arrested three senior IPS officers — D.G. Vanzara, R.K. Pandian and Dinesh Kumar M.N. — and three lower level policemen from the Gujarat ATS in the case.
With PTI inputs