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Congress seeks probe into witness claims over killing Pandya

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Sunday demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the claim by a key witness in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh alleged fake encounter case that former had given a contract to kill Haren Pandya, a senior BJP in

"knew that Pandya was killed in a cold blooded murder, plotted by the -- Vanzara," said at a press conference here.

"I'm not saying this, neither is the Congress, it is the witness Azam Khan's deposition before the CBI court," Vadakkan said demanding an inquiry.

Vadakkan's remarks came after Khan told a trial court in on Saturday that Shaikh told him that he had got money from Vanzara to kill Gujarat's and "he completed the job".

Khan, an associate of Shaikh and Tulsiram Prajapati, also claimed that while he had told the about it in 2010, the had refused to record it as part of his statement.

The also urged to give protection to the witnesses who have made these statement, "because we should not find them too in the obituary column suddenly".

Slamming the BJP government in where the BJP has been in power for over two decades, Vadakkan questioned, "How can a serving be killed on a morning walk?"

"The BJP government was in power and the enquiry is still unsolved and no interest on the part of the then and then Home Minister The matter died a slow death - everybody is acquitted," he said.

Pandya was shot dead in Ahmedabad on March 26, 2003.



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First Published: Sun, November 04 2018. 23:00 IST