The State CID team headed by Geetha Johri gathered evidence against three IPS officers - D.G. Vanzara, Rajkumar Pandian and Dinesh M.N - leading to their arrest. However, the SIT she led subsequently came under heavy criticism from the Supreme Court
The CBI on Thursday issued summons to Geeta Johri, the investigating officer in the fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and killing of his wife Kausarbi, and asked her to appear before the agency by August 10.
Ms. Johri, who had headed the probe in the case while she was with the State CID, is currently posted as Police Commissioner of Rajkot city.
The CBI, which began investigation into the encounter case following the Supreme Court order in January, has already questioned Ms. Johri twice before.
The Supreme Court, while transferring the case to the CBI, had minced no words in expressing displeasure at the failure of the State police’s Special Investigation Team, headed by then Inspector General of Police, Ms. Johri, to identify the seven Andhra Pradesh police personnel who assisted the local police in the fake encounter.
Ms. Johri is in Britain at present and is expected to come back on August 6.
The CBI has summoned former State DGP P. C. Pandey and asked him to appear before it on August 11.
Mr. Pandey was the DGP when the State CID was investigating the fake encounter case. There have been allegations that some police officials of Gujarat had tried to influence the investigation into the incident.