During further probe into the Sadik Jamal fake encounter case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) may look at the possibility of supari killing of Sadik by the Gujarat police at the behest of Salim Chiplun, an aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
The CBI investigation has revealed that Sadik – a petty criminal and house-help working for Dawood’s other aide Tariq Parveen – had an altercation with Chiplun in Dubai and was deported to India soon after.
Sadik might have been killed in a staged encounter to ensure that he did not expose the D-gang’s network to the police in India. However, the CBI has kept mum so far and not shown the motive for the encounter by trigger-happy cops of the Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) on the night of January 12, 2003.
The theory was unofficially revealed during the probe by the CBI in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. It was said that Sohrabuddin was eliminated because he used to harass marble traders near Udaipur in Rajasthan. However, the CBI has concluded that he was killed because the DCB staff wanted name, fame and promotion. A witness of the CBI in the case, Asif Mubarak, had stated that Sadik returned to Mumbai after he had a scuffle with Dawood’s strongman Salim Chiplun in Dubai.
Asif was working with Tariq Parveen, said to be an aide of Dawood Ibrahim. According to the CBI, Sadik was working as house-help at Tariq’s places in Mumbai and Dubai. Asif told CBI that Sadik had an altercation with Chiplun on some issue and he rushed to Dubai police. He was then deported to India sometime in 2002.
It is said that the daughter of Dawood’s younger brother Anees had married the son of Chiplun at Karachi in 2010. Chiplun is a fugitive and in the list of criminals wanted by India. Chiplun’s name had also emerged in the controversy surrounding two gutkha barons.