More on Ummid: International l National Regional l Politics Business Religion l History l Culture l Education



Learn from Islamic banking success stories: Rahman Khan

Scheme for empowering women from minority communities

Distinguished AMU research scholars, teachers and students honored

CSE - Coaching Academy at MANUU inaugurated

Role of Urdu in National Integration commendable: RK Deore

Isnít Hindi the national language? Petitioner to approach apex court

Tricolor hoisted at Hubli Eid-gah amid tight security

Farha, Kirmani felt great watching R-Day Parade from PM box


Indiaís military might and cultural heritage find voice at 61st Republic Day: Though a blinding mist sought to be a dampner and an obstacle to India....Read Full

Freedom fighter in Bihar leads a desolate life

Jamia Mohammadia: Islamic and Modern studies rule here with equal power: Mansoora, as this campus was named by its founders, is not only an education .....Read Full

'New college building for Mansoora girls, a Republic Day gift'


Learn from Islamic banking success stories: Rahman Khan: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman K. Rahman Khan Wednesday said India can learn from the innumerable success stories .....Read Full

Scheme for empowering women from minority communities: In an effort to help women from minority communities make better use of government programmes .....Read Full

Isnít Hindi the national language? Petitioner to approach apex court: His plea may have been rejected by the Gujarat High Court but agriculturist Suresh Kachchadia believes he has managed to put the ....Read Full

Cultural events in Delhi to spread message of National Integration: Even as the country showcased its military might and cultural diversity ....Read Full



Tricolor hoisted at Hubli Eid-gah amid tight security: Commissioner of the Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation P.S. Vastrad hoisted the national flag at the Eid-gah Maidan here on Tuesday amid tight ....Read Full

Farha, Kirmani felt great watching R-Day Parade from Prime Minister's box: Watching Republic Day parade from the Prime Minister's box on January ....Read Full

Stand united and firm on Muslim issues: Muslim Ministers, MLAs told: What Muslims in India are lacking in since independence is a joint, persistent and vociferous     effort  ....Read Full

Maharashtra Waqf Board reclaims 120 acres from tycoon: The Maharashtra minorities ministry has reclaimed 120 acres of waqf land in Junnar, near Nashik, from the Chougules of the Chateau ....Read Full

Wearing Burqa will now be a crime?: Now a draft bill is under consideration of French Parliament imposing a fine of Euro 700 on any woman wearing burqa covering her.... Read Full

Maharashtra Government to reform education system to de-stress students: In a bid to de-stress the students, the Maharashtra State Board of.....Read Full

Converted to Islam and married Irfan on my own will, says Noor Fathima: The false and derogatory propaganda by the Sanghpariwar organizations faced a heavy blow when the Karnataka ....Read full

UPA comes forward to save Islamic Banking concept of Kerala: In an important development for interest-free banking in India, the UPA Government..... Read Full




Gujarat's top cop wants apex court remark against her deleted


Friday, January 29, 2010 03:18:12 PM, Rana Ajit, IANS

IPS officer probing Sohrabuddin case offers to quit: Geetha Johri, an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and a member of the apex court-appointed probe committee in the 2002 post-Godhra riots cases, has offered to quit the team after the Supreme Court's remarks against her in the probe into the killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikk in an alleged staged shootout..... Read Full

New Delhi: Gujarat Police's Inspector General Geetha Johri has moved the Supreme Court for deletion of some of the court's critical remarks against her during her probe into Sohrabuddin Sheikh killing case.


Ujjain man Sohrabuddin Sheikh was killed in a staged gunbatle by a Gujarat police team near Ahmedabad in November 2005. The state police then claimed Soharabuddin was a terrorist and planned to kill Chief Minister Narandra Modi. His wife Kausar Bi and family friend Tulsiram Prajapati, witnesses to the killing, were subsequently eliminated.


Geetha Johri's lawsuit, seeking deletion of the remarks made against her in the Jan 12 judgment by an apex court bench of erstwhile Justice Tarun Chatterjee, who retired the same day, and Justice Aftab Alam, was filed by advocate Heamantika Wahi.


The lawsuit sought the deletion of remarks made against Johri, particularly in para 59 of the judgment, which ordered an independent Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the killings.


Johri, contacted on telephone by IANS, confirmed the petition has been filed for deletion of the remark.


The Gujarat government had asked Johri to probe the alleged staged killings of Sheikh, kauser Bi and Prajapati, based on a letter Sohrabuddin's brother Rubabuddin Sheikh wrote to the apex court registry. The apex court subsequently sent that letter to the Gujarat government for follow-up action.


Though the state government replaced Johri with Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Rajnish Rai, the apex court subsequently restored her as the head of the probe team.


Rubabuddin consistently appealed for a CBI probe, but the apex court let the Gujarat police team led by Johri continue the investigation and even let it file the charge sheet in the case.


But eventually, noticing several lapses in the probe, the apex court handed over the case to the CBI.


It indicted Johri for virtually ignoring the probe into the killing of Prajapati.


"No justification can be found for the investigating officer Johri walking out the investigation with respect to Tulsiram Prajapati's death without even informing this court," the apex court remarked.


It also censured Johri for "not carrying out the probe in right manner and obfuscating the probe".


"We have observed that from the record, it was found that V.L.Solanki, an investigating officer, was proceeding in the right direction, but Johri had not been carrying out the investigation in the right manner," said the court.


It also added: "We are of the view that her mentioning the criminal background of Sohrabbuddin (in the probe report) and the discussion among the accused officers concerning Sohrabbuddin was meant to obfuscate the enquiry."


Soon after the November 2005 killing, DIG D.G Vanzara of Gujarat Police had announced Sheikh was a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist on a mission to assassinate Chief Minister Narendra Modi and other prominent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders.


During the probe into the staged killings of Sohrabuddin, his wife and friend, the state police booked several of its officers, including Vanzara and an Indian Service Police (IPS) officer from the Rajasthan Police, and arrested them for their role into the killings.







  Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page

  Comment on this article

E-mail Address:
Write here...
 Home | Contact Us | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | About Us | Feedback

Ummid Business: Advertise with us | Careers | Link Exchange is part of Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and condition mentioned.