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Gujarat police officer continues the encounter probe at Hyderabad

Ashok Das
None | By Ashok Das, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2007 01:13 AM IST

Gujarat IG of police Geeta Johri, investigating the killing of Sohrabuddin and Kauser Bi, on Friday met Hyderabad City Police Commissioner Balwinder Singh and
Additional Commissioner of Police (Crimes) Rajiv Trivedi and made inquiries about the alleged role of the AP police in the abduction of Sohrabuddin, his wife Kausarbi and another person by the Gujarat police team from a private bus that left Hyderabad in November 2005.

Commissioner Balwinder Singh is reported to have informed her that he was not the commissioner then and as such have no idea about the case.

Thereafter she went to meet Rajiv Trivedi, Addtional Commissioner of police, who was at that time working in city police.She was closeted with Trivedi for over 2 hours.On emerging from the meeting with Trivedi she told the gathering media persons that she had nothing to tell the media as the matter was sub judice.On his part Trivedi also kept mum as to what they discussed.

Mrs Johri who arrived in the city on the night of May 9, met Director-General of Police M A Basith on Thursday. She also met CRPF DIG E Radhakrishnaiah,a Gujarat cadre IPS officer, and made inquiries about the alleged logistical support extended by him when a Gujarat police team led by Raj Kumar Pandian that had visited Hyderabad in November 2005. Radhakrishna was alleged to have played host to Rajkumar Pandian, IPS.

She is expected to interrogate the officials of the travel agency, Sangeeta Travels before leaving for Gujarat on Saturday.Sohrabuddin, his wife and Tulsiram Prajapati had boarded a bus belonging to Sangeeta Travels.A Gujarat police anti-terrorist squad team is said to have intercepted the private bus on Hyderabad-Mumbai highway just after it crossed the AP border on November 22, 2005 and whisked them away.

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