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CBI questions V L Solanki in Shorabuddin case

india Updated: Aug 04, 2010 22:36 IST

CBI probing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter killing case today questioned V L Solanki who was the first investigating police officer in the case when it was probed by Gujarat CID.

Solanki was quizzed for over an hour at the CBI office in the old secretariat campus in Gandhinagar.

Solanki is also one of the witnesses named in the chargesheet filed in the case by CBI on July 23.

The investigation by Solanki had revealed that the encounter of Sohrabuddin by Gujarat police on November 26, 2005 was fake.

The Supreme Court, while ordering transfer the probe in the fake encounter case to CBI in January this year, had observed that initially the investigation in the case was proceeding in the right direction under Inspector V L Solanki, but subsequently there were attempts to scuttle the same and mislead the court on the progress.

The apex court has said Gujarat police officer Geetha Johri, who was the investigating officer after Solanki, had not been carrying out the investigation in the right manner.