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Ishrat encounter: CBI to quiz Sreekumar to nail IB officer

The CBI has decided to call former Gujarat DGP R B Sreekumar to gather more information on the intelligence input that led to the encounter killing of Ishrat Jahan and three others in June 2004.

The CBI has decided to call former Gujarat DGP R B Sreekumar to gather more information on the intelligence input that led to the encounter killing of Ishrat Jahan and three others in June 2004.

Sreekumar headed the state police’s intelligence wing from April 9,2002,to September 18,2002 and CBI believes he knows about intelligence inputs exchanged between IB and Gujarat Police.

The central agency has already questioned Rajinder Kumar,the then joint director of Intelligence Bureau who was posted in Gujarat from 2002 to 2005.

“We will call Sreekumar to gather more evidence on the intelligence input following which the Gujarat Police team planned the encounter killing. The input was clearly ‘designed’ to carry out the killing and it was never officially sent to Gujarat Police from the IB,” said a CBI official.

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Sreekumar will be called once the probe agency completes its interrogation of suspended IPS officer D G Vanzara,who has been sent to 10-day CBI custody by a special court in connection with the Ishrat encounter case.

In the first of his nine affidavits that Sreekumar has submitted so far to the Nanavati Commission,which is probing the 2002 riots,the former DGP had claimed that Kumar used to frequently visit the office of Vanzara,who then headed the Ahmedabad crime branch.