Former CBI officer Amitabh Thakur has claimed that Amith Shah has profited both politically and financially from the Sohrabuddin encounter case, the claim was made in a testimony at the CBI special court in Mumbai on November 19, 2018.
Amitabh Thakur is the former CBI Superintendent of Police and the chief investigative officer in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case. Earlier, Sohrabuddin’s brother Rababuddin had made a statement at the CBI court on November 17, contradicting his previous statement made nearly eight years ago. Rababuddin testified at the court that Tulsiram Prajapati, a close associate of Sohrabuddin, was an eyewitness when Sohrabuddin was murdered.
Mr. Thakur claimed that other than Mr Shah, former Deputy Inspector-General of the Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) D.G. Vanzara, former Superintendent of Police (Udaipur) Dinesh M.N., former Superintendent of Police (Ahmedabad) Rajkumar Pandiyan, and former Deputy Commissioner of Police (Ahmedabad) Abhay Chudasama had benefited from the encounter of Sohrabuddin. Mr Thakur also said that Sohrabuddin and Prajapati tried to extort money from Popular Builders in Ahmedabad. He also alleged that Amith Shah had received ?70 lakh in return for murdering Sohrabuddin and Tulsiram after he threatened them with dire consequences.
Thakur also claimed that Vanzara, the same officer mentioned in Azam Khan’s testimony more than two weeks ago, received 60 Lakh rupees. He also told that all the 20 accused were acting under the directions of their superiors Vanzara, Pandiyan, Dinesh and Chudasma.