Sohrabuddin Sheik’s encounter was fake: First Investigating officer

Sohrabuddin Sheik’s encounter was fake: First Investigating officer
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Mumbai: The death of Sohrabuddin Sheikh in police custody on November 26, 2005, an alleged fake encounter case’s first investigating officer deposed before the CBI court today.

He is the 181st witness to depose in the trial and was also a retired deputy superintendent of Crime Investigation Department(CID) crime, TOI reports.

The witness told the court that at the end of his investigation of the alleged encounter case, he had concluded it was a fake encounter case.

He also said that of the 11 witnesses whose statements he had recorded, 10 had not supported the prosecution’s case during trial.

The court has now agreed to the retired officer’s request for a day to study the papers as just and proper.

The defence had already begun his cross examination on Tuesday and proceedings will continue on Wednesday.