The CBI officer supervising the probe in four controversial encounter killings in Gujarat,Sandeep Tamgadge,a Superintendent of Police now posted with the agency in Nagpur division,has received threat letters warning him against proceeding in these probes.
Tamgadge has been involved in the probe of the Sohrabuddin-Tulsiram,Sadiq Jamal and Ishrat encounter cases for almost two years.
The latest threat came by post this weekend,said sources. The letter reportedly warned he would …face brutal killing himself if he continues to probe. The CBI is about to file a chargesheet in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case.
Meanwhile,CBI director Ranjit Sinha told reporters on the sidelines of an Interpol conference in Delhi on Monday,We have asked Home Ministry and Maharashtra government to provide security to our officers probing the case.
His remarks came in the backdrop of reports that Tamgadge had been receiving threats.
A senior CBI officer in Gandhinagar said,Tamgadge had been receiving threats from Gujarat for some time now. The issue was brought up in the meetings at CBI headquarters.
When CBI was about to submit its chargesheet in the Tulsiram encounter case in 2012,Tamgadge had allegedly received calls from anonymous sources asking him to quit the investigation or face consequences.
He was asked to stop linking Tulsiram and Sohrabuddin encounter cases and Amit Shah,and was threatened he would be attacked when he came to Gujarat,the officer said.
Tamgadge,a 2001-batch IPS officer of Nagaland cadre,was deputed to CBI in November 2011 and made the investigating officer in Tulsiram Prajapati encounter case soon after.
(with PTI inputs)