New Delhi: A special CBI court in Mumbai on Tuesday discharged former Gujarat top cop’s D G Vanzara in the sensational Sohrabuddin Sheikh 'fake encounter killing' case of 2005 in Ahmedabad. The court also gave relief to Rajasthan cadre IPS officer Dinesh MN in the same case.
"Had put up discharge application and both (Dinesh MN) of us have been declared innocent. Indian judiciary might be slow but does provide justice," said Vanzara after the court's verdict.
Vanzara, who is an accused in the fake encounter cases of Ishrat Jahan and Sohrabuddin Sheikh, was released on bail in February, 2015 after spending almost seven and half years in prison.
The police officer was arrested on April 24, 2007 by CID crime in connection with the 2005 Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case.
The development comes as a setback to the CBI which had booked Vanzara as the main conspirator in the case while Dinesh had led the encounter team which killed the Sheikh couple 12 years ago.
As reported by the Central Bureau of Investigation which investigate the case, Sheikh and his wife Kauser Bi were by allegation picked up by the Gujarat ATS team when they were proceeding from Hyderabad, in Andhra Pradesh, to Sangli in Maharashtra in a bus. suspected gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife were gunned down in November 2005.
During Sheikh explain as a terrorist linked with global terror groups and planning strike was gunned down near Gandhinagar, his wife was killed few days. Vanzara in judicial custody from 2007 till February 2015 when he secured bail in the case, but resigned from services in 2013, while Dinesh was released in 2014.
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