The three IPS officials arrested on Tuesday for their alleged role in the fake encounter case were produced in the court of metropolitan magistrate on Wednesday.
The officials - DG Vanjahara, (Deputy Inspector General Gujarat Border Range), RK Pandian (Superintendent in Intelligence Bureau) and Dinesh Kumar MN (Rajasthan Police) - were arrested by the CID (Crime) on Tuesday for their alleged involvement in the 2005 fake encounter case.
The three are accused of murdering a Madhya Pradesh based alleged criminal Sohrabuddin Sheikh on November 26, 2005 on the outskirts of Ahmedabad claiming that he was an LeT militant who was on a mission to kill senior BJP leaders including Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
The encounter was done when Vanjhara, known to be close to Chief Minister Modi and Pandiyan were senior most officers in the Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad.
Though initially the police's claim went unnoticed, the victim's brother took up the matter with Supreme Court and that led to a detailed probe by Gujarat CID into the alleged fake killing.
The Gujarat CID's report to the SC admitted that the encounter was a fake one and that the procedures followed by Vanjhara and his team clearly indicated foul play.