CBI to probe Sadiq Jamal Mehtarencounter case – Gujarat HC

Jun 17, 2011

A single judge bench of Gujarat High Court
comprising Justice MR Shah Thursday
handed over the probe of infamous Sadiq
Jamal Mehtar encounter case to the Centre
Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The court while allowing the petition of
Sadiq's brother Shabbir observed that high
ranking police officials were involved in the
case and to avoid any apprehension of bias
the probe be handed over to the CBI. The
court rejected governments' plea to hand
over the investigation to the special task
force constituted by it.
Justice Shah also rejected the government
contention of undue delay in preferring the
appeal. Sadiq Jamal Mehtar was killed on 13
2003 January in a police encounter.