'CBI should probe phone call records of Modi's office'

Last Updated: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 21:07 hrs

Rubabuddin Shaikh, brother of alleged slain gangster Sohrabuddin Shaikh, has demanded that CBI should investigate phone call records of the office of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and senior IPS officers in connection with the Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case.

"Rubabuddin Shaikh has sought probe of telephone calls between the office of Chief Minister and senior IPS officers under Sec 173 (8) of the CrPC," his lawyer Mukul Sinha said. The section allows further investigation after charge sheet is filed.

Sohrabuddin was killed in an alleged fake encounter by Gujarat police in November 2005.

"The telephone records produced by CID (Gujarat) in the case of Tulsiram Prajapati along with the charge sheet reveals that at least two accused, namely Amit Shah (then Minister of State for Home) and IPS officer Rajkumar Pandian, were in constant touch with the office of Chief Minister of Gujarat throughout December 2006," Rubabuddin's application to the CBI director states.

"Frequency of their contacts markedly increased on and after December 12, 2006," it adds.

Shah, the key accused in Soharabuddin case, also figures as kingpin of the conspiracy in the case related to subsequent fake encounter of Sohrabuddin's aide Prajapati.

Shaikh was killed on November 26, 2005 in Ahmedabad. Prajapati was the sole witness to his kidnapping and killing, according to CBI. Prajapati was killed in another encounter on December 28, 2006.

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