November 25, 2020 3:14:39 am
A particular CBI courtroom in Ahmedabad on Tuesday discharged two policemen accused within the Sadiq Jamal Mehtar encounter case of 2003, observing that there was nothing on document to assist allegations of their involvement, marking the primary discharge within the case.
In accordance with the CBI, the accused policemen — RL Mavani and Ajayapalsingh Siyaram Yadav — had been a part of the “encounter workforce and current on the spot of encounter”. The courtroom stated that they had been a part of a “disciplined drive, the place seniors will not be accustomed to listen to ‘no’ from the mouth of workers on obligation”.
The 2 accused had been dealing with fees of legal conspiracy, wrongful restraint, wrongful confinement, kidnapping or abducting with the intention to homicide, kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to restrict particular person, homicide and abetment when offence was dedicated.
Discharging Mavani and Yadav, the courtroom stated, “…There may be nothing on document to assist the allegations of involvement of those two candidates from begin to end… If there’s nothing on document with regard to the presence and involvement of current candidates then they can’t be taken as conspirators. There may be nothing to point out that they’ve dedicated any overt act with information or have tacitly consented to the article of detention and killing of Sadik…”
The courtroom relied on 50 prosecution witnesses’ statements in addition to the FIR filed by the crime department within the case. The FIR famous that J G Parmar (then police inspector, who later died) fired 5 rounds and A I Saiyed (then police inspector) fired six rounds on Sadiq.
“As per the FIR, these two candidates (Mavani and Yadav) have carried out nothing throughout these crossfires. It has not been investigated that at the moment, these two candidates had been armed with weapons or not… Their mere presence on the place of encounter, that too, on obeying the order of senior officer, will not be adequate to cost them for homicide…,” famous particular CBI Choose Bharat Ambalal Dave.
Sadiq (28), from Bhavnagar, was killed on the intervening evening of January 12 and 13, 2003, at Naroda close to Galaxy Cinema, after an intelligence enter forwarded by the Gujarat Police linked him to Salim Chiplun, an aide of gangsters Anees Ibrahim (gangster Dawood Ibrahim’s brother) and gangster Chhota Shakeel.
The alert stated that “Dubai-based” Sadiq was despatched by terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba to kill then deputy prime minister LK Advani, then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and VHP chief Pravin Togadia.
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