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Sadiq encounter: HC rejects Barot’s bail plea

The Gujarat High Court (HC) Thursday rejected the bail petition of suspended deputy superintendent of police,Tarun Barot,in connection with the 2002 Sadiq Jamal Mehtar encounter case.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: March 22, 2013 4:04:15 am

The Gujarat High Court (HC) Thursday rejected the bail petition of suspended deputy superintendent of police,Tarun Barot,in connection with the 2002 Sadiq Jamal Mehtar encounter case. Sadiq was killed near Galaxy Cinema in Naroda area of Ahmedabad on January 13,2003.

According to CBI,Barot was one of the main accused in the case. CBI counsel I H Syed had argued before the court that it was an admitted position that the person has been killed by police. Now,he added,it was a pre-planned conspiracy under which a “fake intelligence input” was created against Sadiq to say that he was a terrorist.

“After his coming from Dubai in 2002, his custody was first taken by Mumbai Crime Branch and then given to Ahmedabad City Detection of Crime Branch. Barot had taken his custody in Mumbai before the encounter,” said Syed.

Hit-and-run suspect withdraws bail plea

Vismay Shah (27),suspect in the recent hit-and-run case where two youths were killed,Thursday withdrew his bail application before the Gujarat High Court (HC) after the court said it was not inclined to grant him bail.

On February 24 night,Shah had recklessly drove his BMW car on the Judges’ Bungalow Road of Vastrapur area in which two youths were killed. One of them,Shivam Dave (25),died on the spot whereas,the other one,Rahul Patel (21),succumbed to the injuries at hospital.

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