Prajapati encounter case: Four Rajasthan cops arrested
Four Rajasthan police officials accused in the 2006 encounter of Tulsiram Prajapati, a key witness in the fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, surrendered in the Danta court today.Updated: Aug 06, 2010, 22:02 IST
Four Rajasthan police officials accused in the 2006 encounter of Tulsiram Prajapati, a key witness in the fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, surrendered in the Danta court on Friday.
ASI Narayansingh Chauhan, constables Dalpatsingh Rathod, Kartarsingh Jat and Yuddhveersingh Rajaput, who were posted at Udaipur in Rajasthan were arrested after they surrendered and were sent to judicial custody by chief judicial magistrate S S Joshi.
According to DySP R K Patel, investigating officer in the Prajapati encounter case, these four were shown as absconding accused in the case in the chargesheet filed last month by the state CID probing the case.
Their remand would be sought at a later stage, he said, adding with their arrest total number of accused arrested in the case has reached 13.
Prajapati, a key witness in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case was killed by Gujarat police in an encounter near Ambaji in Danta taluka of Banaskantha district when he tried to escape from custody while being shifted from Rajasthan to Gujarat in December 2006.
The key accused in the case include IPS officers D G Vanzara, Rajkumar Pandiyan, Dinesh M N and Vipul Agarwal, along with five lower ranking cops, who are facing charges of criminal conspiracy, murder, kidnapping, destruction of evidence and forgery.