The CBI on Tuesday filed the charge sheet in the Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case in the Danta civil court.
The details were not immediately known for, soon after the charge sheet was handed over to judge B. R. Doshi, the advocate for one of the accused police officers, Rajkumar Pandian, raised objections claiming that the Danta court was not competent to accept it.
The court only took the charge sheet as “received” and fixed September 10 for a hearing on its competence to act on the charge sheet.
The killing of Prajapati by the Gujarat police was handed over to the CBI by the Supreme Court after the agency, which was probing the elimination of Sohrabuddin, informed the court of its suspicion that both encounters were linked. Prajapati was an associate of Sohrabuddin, an extortionist.
Tulsiram was believed to have accompanied Sohrabuddin when he and his wife Kausarbi were allegedly abducted even as the couple were travelling by bus from Hyderabad to Sangli in Maharashtra, and brought to Gujarat by the State police. He was killed in a village on the Gujarat-Rajasthan border in Banaskantha district in December 2006, a year after Sohrabuddin and his wife were eliminated by the State police.
Tulsiram was considered the lone eyewitness to the fake encounter killing of Sohrabuddin on the outskirts of Ahmedabad in November 2005.