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SC moved to order CBI probe into Gujarat fake encounters

Additional Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium has recommeded to the Supreme Court to order a CBI probe into Gujarat fake encounters in which two top police officials of the state have been arrested, reports Satya Prakash.

india Updated: Apr 27, 2007 16:27 IST

The Gujarat fake encounter case rocked the Lok Sabha on Friday with repeated clashes between the BJP members and the Smajwadi Party-Left –Congress combine.

As SP’s Ramji Lal Suman raised the issue during Zero Hour and demanded CBI probe into the matter, the saffron party MPs quickly launched a counter-offensive. Suman drew support from Mohammed Salim (CPM) and Madhusudan Mistry (Congress).

Speaker Somnath Chaterjee had to abruptly adjourn the House shortly before lunch break after his efforts to restore order did not yield any result.

Earlier, Suman had alleged that before the November 26, 2005 fake encounter, there had been 21 incidents in Gujarat. In the particular incident Shorabuddin Shaikh was killed in "cold blood" by Gujarat police which branded him as an LeT terrorist, he said.

"The Gujarat Home Minister should have been in jail," Salim remarked amid protests from the BJP members that the issue was sub-judice. He said the arrest of three police officials in the fake encounter had shown the "collusion" of the Narendra Modi government.

First Published: Apr 26, 2007 21:49 IST