The Congress Sunday demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into claims made by a
witness in the Sohrabuddin Shaikh alleged fake encounter case that a former policeman had given a contract to kill then Gujarat home minister Haren Pandya.
15 years of investigation into Pandya's murder, the guilty were still at large and the probe was "inconclusive".
Pandya was killed in 2003 while he was out for morning walk in Ahmedabad.
"This fresh evidence must be treated with due respect. An inquiry must be ordered by the Supreme Court. 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 Home Minister to give protection to these witnesses who have made these statements because we should not find them too in the obituary column," Vadakkan said.
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