The Supreme Court on Friday granted the Central Bureau of Investigation six weeks to complete its investigation and file a charge sheet in the competent court in the Tulsiram Prajapati case.

A Bench of Justices B.S. Chauhan and Swatanter Kumar granted time on a CBI application for four weeks’ time to complete the probe into the encounter killing by the Gujarat police.

Acting on a writ petition filed by Narmada Bai, mother of Prajapati, the court had held that there was substantial material already on record which “makes it probable that the prime motive for the elimination of Prajapati [on December 27/28, 2006] was that he was a witness to the abduction [a year earlier] of [extortionist] Sohrabuddin and [his wife] Kausarbi.”

Sohrabuddin was killed in a fake encounter on the outskirts of Ahmedabad and his wife was also killed.