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Sohrabuddin case: Guj cop surrenders

Gujarat DSP Narendra Amin, one of the prime accused in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case, surrenders before a local court, reports Rathin Das.

india Updated: Aug 17, 2007 03:03 IST
Rathin Das
Rathin Das

Gujarat Deputy Superintendent of Police Narendra Amin, one of the prime accused in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case, surrendered before a local court on Thursday. Additional City Sessions Judge PP Bhatt sent Amin to judicial custody till further orders.

Amin had been absconding for the last few days after the Supreme Court last week cancelled his anticipatory bail granted by a city court.

Amin, formerly with the CID (Crime), was transferred to Vadodara (Rural) Police on July 31 after criticism in the Supreme Court over his alleged role in the disposal of Sohrabuddin’s wife Kausarbi.

The CID (crime), which has filed a 700-page chargesheet in the fake encounter case, has already arrested 13 policemen, including three IPS officers -- DIG DG Vanzara, SP RK Pandian and DSP Dinesh Kumar MN.

Sohrabuddin Sheikh, an extortionist who was harassing marble traders of Rajasthan, was picked up from a tourist bus in Andhra Pradesh by the Anti-Terrorists Squad (ATS) in November 2005 and killed outside Ahmedabad three days later.

The ATS team had claimed that Sohrabuddin was a terrorist planning to assassinate CM Narendra Modi. The case was reopened earlier this year following a petition filed in the Supreme Court by Sohrabuddin’s brother Rubabuddin.

First Published: Aug 17, 2007 03:01 IST