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    Don’t trust judge, won’t depose: Sohrab’s brother

    Mumbai: The ruling of the Bombay High Court, discharging all six senior IPS officers of Gujarat and Rajasthan Police, does not seem to have gone down well with Sohrabuddin Sheikh’s family. As a result, Sohrabuddin’s brother Ruba­bu­ddin, who had dragged all the officers to HC, has now decided he would not depose before the special court. In a telephonic conversation with The Free Press Journal, Rubabuddin criticised the judgment pronounced by the

  • CBI claims Rubabuddin is ‘missing’, FPJ traces him

    In an exclusive conversation with the FPJ, Rubabuddin said, “I am very much in Bhopal and not missing or untraceable, the way CBI has claimed. I received a call some months back from an officer but after that there has been no conversation. That time I did not divulge the details of my whereabouts since I fear these police officers can kill me in a fake encounter like my brother.”

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    Sohrabuddin fake encounter case: Two brothers of Sohrabuddin gone ‘missing’ and are untraceable

    Mumbai: In a shocking development, the brothers of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, who was killed in an alleged staged encounter in November 2005, have suddenly gone ‘missing’ and are untraceable, a special court was told on Friday. Incidentally, the news of their going ‘missing’ has come just as their deposition was to start before the special court. The testimony of the two brothers – Nayabuddin and Rubabuddin — is crucial for the CBI, the prosecuting

  • Sohrabuddin encounter case: Lawyer tells court consider trial court deposition as additional evidence

    Mumbai: The counsel for IPS officer Rajkumar Pandian in Sohrabuddin Sheikh case today urged the Bombay High Court to consider as “additional evidence” the recent deposition by prosecution witnesses before the trial court, wherein, they had turned hostile Senior lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani sought the HC’s permission to submit a compilation of the recent deposition by prosecution witnesses.

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    Sohrabuddin fake encounter case: Hostile witness count touches 75

    Mumbai: The number of hostile witnesses in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case touched 75 on Tuesday. Another witness contradicted his earlier statement to the CBI in the staged encounter case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife Kausar Bi and aide Tulsiram Prajapati.

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    Sohrabuddin encounter case: Witness says husband wants to testify, but fears for his life

    Mumbai: The Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case took a new turn on Monday in the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court; in the midst of the saga of witnesses turning hostile, three witnesses deposed in the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court were not declared hostile. In fact, one of the witnesses gave an application to the court which said, her husband wanted to depose

  • Sohrabuddin fake encounter case: Cop corroborates accused’s version

    Mumbai: The bid of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to bring home the guilt of accused police officials in the staged encounter case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh has so far fallen flat as 73 of 116 prosecution witnesses examined since November 2017 have turned hostile. For a change, on Friday, the sole witness who deposed, did not turn hostile. But his testimony is ‘immaterial’ to the central

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    Sohrabuddin Sheikh Case: 3 more witnesses turn hostile in Mumbai

    Mumbai: Three more prosecution witnesses in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati alleged fake encounter cases on Tuesday turned hostile in a special CBI court in Mumbai, taking the total number of such witnesses to 65.

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    Sohrabuddin Sheikh Case: Two more witnesses turn hostile, number rises to 61

    Mumbai: Two more prosecution witnesses in the alleged Sohrabuddin Shaikh and Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter cases turned hostile before a special CBI court here on Thursday, taking the number of such witnesses to 61. Hazari Lal Meena, a former sub-inspector with Udaipur police, deposed before the CBI judge S J Sharma.

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    Sohrabuddin fake encounter case: Another witness turns hostile

    Mumbai: Yet another prosecution witness in the Sohrabuddin Shaikh alleged fake encounter case on Friday turned hostile in a Mumbai court, taking their number to 53. The witness, Ashok Kumar Bhatnagar, was examined by the Central Bureau of Investigation before special judge S J Sharma in connection with the case of Shaikh and his aide Tulsiram Prajapati, who were killed in 2005 and 2006 respectively.

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    Sohrabuddin Case: Prime witness sticks to original statements

    Mumbai: One of the prime witnesses in the staged encounter case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh on Wednesday appeared before a special court, with full police protection. The witness, an advocate from Udaipur in Rajasthan stuck to his original statements, which incriminate the accused police officials, including the discharged IPS officials, in the case. Now, the prosecution can take a sigh of relief, especially since at least 50 witnesses have turned hostile.

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    Sohrabuddin case: Yet another witness turns hostile as count reaches to 48

    Mumbai: Yet another prosecution witness in the staged encounter case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife Kausar Bi and close aide Tulsiram Prajapati, turned hostile on Wednesday. This prosecution witness was one of the important witnesses as his testimony could have trashed the entire ‘encounter’ theory of the accused in the case.

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    Sohrabuddin Case: One more witness turns hostile

    Mumbai: In yet another instance of a witness retracting in the staged encounter case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, one more witness turned hostile in the case on Monday. With this, the total number of hostile witnesses has reached 45 out of the total 63 examined so far in the case since November 2017.

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    Sohrabuddin case: 2 more witnesses turn hostile, taking count to 44

    Mumbai: After a brief gap, the trial in the staged encounter case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife Kausar Bi and aide Tulsiram Prajapati resumed on Monday. Two more prosecution witnesses turned hostile and retracted from their earlier statements while one witness was seen sticking to his statements made before the CBI.

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    Mumbai: Another witness turns hostile in Sohrabuddin Sheikh case

    Mumbai: Since the day when the trial in the staged encounter case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh has commenced, the retraction of prosecution witnesses has become routine. The trend of witnesses turning hostile could be seen on Wednesday too, when a prosecution witness claimed to have “no knowledge’ of the entire incident itself.