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I am not safe in Rajasthan: Sohrabuddin case witness

india Updated: Sep 16, 2010 03:30 IST
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Azam Khan, a key witness in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case who was allegedly shot at by unidentified persons, today said he was not safe in Rajasthan and will shortly shift to Ahmedabad or Mumbai. Azam also said he did not know who attacked him.

"I am not safe in Rajasthan and will shortly shift to Mumbai or Ahmedabad," he told reporters here today. When asked whether he had any suspects, he said he had many enemies that it was not possible to name anyone. Khan, 38, received bullet injuries in his left arm yesterday after he shot at by two motorcycle-borne persons near Udai Sagar Lake here.

He was with a friend when the incident occurred. The miscreants fled after firing two rounds. Khan's friend was unhurt. He left the hospital last night saying that he was not safe in the hospital. A police escort followed him, SP Sanjeev Narzari said. Police has been deployed at all places and efforts are on to identify and arrest the attackers, Narzari said.

Over a dozen policemen, including IPS officers, have been arrested for the 2005 fake encounter killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, an alleged gangster. Former Gujarat minister of state for home Amit Shah is also an accused in the case.

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