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Sohrabuddin case: Number of hostile witnesses rises to 58

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Another prosecution witness in the cases of encounters of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram today turned hostile before a special here, taking the number of such witnesses to 58.

The has examined over 83 prosecution witnesses so far, of which 58 have turned hostile.

The witness, Nizamuddin, a with police, deposed before the S J Sharma.

Earlier, had told the CBI that had informed him, as per the order of of Police(ASP) MN, that they needed to escort Tulsiram to Ahmedabad for production in a court there.

Tulsiram could escape from police custody, hence, police escort was necessary, he had said.

Accordingly, they took Tulsiram to Ahmedabad on November 11, 2006 and returned to Udaipur on November 13, he had told CBI.

However, in the court today, denied giving any statement to the CBI, following which he was declared hostile.

Two prosecution witnesses, Jagdish and Girish Patel, had turned hostile yesterday

Sohrabuddin, a suspected gangster with terror links, and his wife were killed in an alleged fake encounter by the Police in November 2005, while Prajapati, his aide, was killed in another alleged fake encounter by the and police in December 2006.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 20:45 IST
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