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Prajapati encounter: Didn't find chili powder in cops' eyes, doctor tells court

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A doctor, who had examined two policemen after "escaped" from their custody at Himmatnagar in Gujarat, today told the here that no trace of was found in their eyes.

While the CBI's contention is that Prajapati, an of gangster Sohrabuddin Shaikh, was killed in a fake encounter, according to and police forces, he "escaped" from custody after throwing in policemen's eyes and was later killed in an alleged encounter.

The is currently conducting the trial in the case related to alleged fake encounters of Shaikh and Prajapati and killing of Shaikh's wife.

As per the police, Prajapati escaped near in 2006 when he was being taken back to by train after a hearing in

After the alleged escape, policemen and who were escorting Prajapati were sent to a civil hospital for treatment.

Dr Manishbhai Suvera, who examined them, told in his testimony before CBI S J Sharma yesterday that he had not found any trace of in the eyes of two policemen.

He referred them to an who too did not find any foreign material in their eyes, Suvera said.

Shaikh, a gangster with alleged terror links, was killed in an alleged fake encounter by the Police in November 2005. His wife too was allegedly killed.

Prajapati, witness to the killings, was killed in another alleged fake encounter by and police in December 2006.

The CBI had named 38 people including many senior police officials as accused in its charge sheet. The court here discharged 15 of them.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 19:40 IST