A special CBI court on Friday rejected an application filed by suspended IPS officer Rajkumar Pandiyan, accused in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsi Prajapati fake encounter cases, to shift him to Ahmedabad for medical treatment.
Pandiyan moved the plea when he was produced before the court along with co-accused DG Vanzara, Dinesh MN and Abdul Rehman from a jail in Mumbai. The other accused including IPS officer Vipul Agrawal and sub-inspector Ashish Pandya were also brought to the court from Palanpur sub-jail.
Pandiyan said he was suffering from an ailment and had received treatment in Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad. Hence he should be shifted to Sabarmati jail from Mumbai for further treatment. However, the court asked the Mumbai police to get him treated at a Mumbai hospital.
Meanwhile, the judge also ordered a police team to take necessary steps to ensure the safety of Ashish Pandya who feared a threat to his life in Palanpur sub-jail.
The CBI has filed a charge-sheet in the Tulsi Prajapati fake encounter case. Tulsi was the aide of slain Sohrabuddin Sheikh. Former junior home minister Amit Shah is prime accused in both the cases.
Vanzara and other cops were shifted to Mumbai after a Supreme Court order to shift the trial outside Gujarat.
They are regularly produced before the court as they are also accused in the Tulsi encounter case that happened in 2007. Tulsi was eliminated by the cops as he was aware about the abduction of Sohrabuddin by cops from Maharashtra in November 2005.