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Cong demands SC-monitored probe into witness' claims in Pandya murder case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Sunday demanded a Supreme Court-monitored into claims made by a

witness in the Sohrabuddin Shaikh alleged fake encounter case that a former had given a contract to kill then

said even after

15 years of investigation into Pandya's murder, the guilty were still at large and the was "inconclusive".

Pandya was killed in 2003 while he was out for morning walk in Ahmedabad.

Azam Khan, an associate of Sohrabuddin and Tulsiram Prajapati and a key witness in the case, recently claimed in the court that a former IPS had given contract to kill the

Khan also said that while he had told the about it in 2010, the had refused to record it as part of his statement.

"This fresh evidence must be treated with due respect. An inquiry must be ordered by the It should be monitored by the court because of the sensitivity of the matter and the attempts to cover it up.

"We also request the to give protection to these witnesses who have made these statements because we should not find them too in the obituary column," Vadakkan said.

He claimed no interest was taken by then and then in the issue and it died a slow death.

"Everybody is acquitted? Nobody killed the This is what they tried to tell the world. party demands that their role should also be investigated," Vadakkan added.

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First Published: Sun, November 04 2018. 23:15 IST