30 August 2010

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Part 3 - Sohrabuddin encounter case - Geetha Johari twist in the encounter case

Part 3 - Sohrabuddin encounter case - Geetha Johari - Is she becoming toy in the Sohrabuddin encounter case?

First time when Geetha Johari handled the sohrabuddin encounter case, she brought the evidence before the people and informed Supreme Court of India also.

But just like a Hindi movie, when 2nd time she investigated the same sohrabuddin case she tried to save the high profile people.
It is reported that she is said to have been brought under pressure by Modi government using the stick of a corruption case against her husband Anil Johari, an IFS, who is also posted in Gujarat.

First time – investigation honest effort

2nd time investigation,
she tried to cover the crime as the reason behind this change may be pressure exerted indirectly by the state government in a case of corruption and violation of Official Secrets Act, 1923, against her husband Anil Johri, a conservator of forest and two other senior forest officials in November, 2000.
Rajnish Rai, who was then SP of CBI, Gujarat, investigated the case. Rai raided the residence of Anil who was then posted in Vadodara while Geetha in Surat.
On January 21, 2004, the accused forest officers were issued show cause notices by CBI.
However as the case was being heard, the state government told the court that it had initiated a departmental inquiry against these officials.
After this statement, the petitioner and former chief minister Chhabildas Mehta took back his application and CBI withdrew by filing a closure application. Court granted CBI permission to withdraw on May 29, 2005.

In November 2005, Sohrabuddin was killed

First Investigation –
Geetha filed her interim report to the Supreme Court in September, 2006.

The departmental inquiry against Anil , husband of Geetha was initiated on June 17, 2005, under supervision of additional chief secretary PK Das.

The case did not make any progress . The file was kept pending .
June 13, 2007 – Again file started to make progress .
In his final report on July 3, 2009, Das exonerated all the forest officials involved.
Exonerated means - To free from blame or to free from a responsibility, obligation, or task.

2nd Investigation – by Geetha Johari
Geetha was re-inducted into the Sohrab investigations and then the probe went astray. She submitted her last report to the SC in September 2008, which tried to hide or change the mode of investigation .

CBI sends summons to Geetha to question , third time she appears before CBI.

CBI issued her first summon - she was abroad.
2nd summon she informed that her health is not good.
And 3rd time she appeared before the CBI

Now I feel that she is under pressure from both sides. The real problem is lack of good laws in India using which Supreme Court of India can give her protection or the people like her.

From now on be ready to hear contradictory statements from the witnesses of
Sohrabuddin encounter case

BJP ministers, Gulab Chand Kataria and Om Mathur (Om Prakash Mathur) from the neighbouring BJP-governed state of Rajasthan, have been named in the case.
Apparently a CBI witness has claimed that they were paid Rs. 10 crores to eliminate Sohrabuddin by RK Patni, the owner of RK marbleswho was also close to some Indian National Congress leaders Kataria, who visited Gujarat to lobby for the release of Rajasthan police officer Dinesh MN in 2007, has denied the charges

28 August 2010 –

In the petition, Geeta Johri said the CBI had pressurized different police officers including her to name political figures like Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.
She says, when she did not oblige to this demand of the CBI, the investigative agency framed her in the case.
She has also debunked the CBI theory that the third person who was abducted along with Sohrabudin and Kausarbi was Tulsiram Prajapati.
Johri says that the third person travelling was Kalimudin, a PWG informer in Andhra Pradesh. She alleges that the AP police was shielding him.
In a curative petition filed with the apex court, she has sought the removal of Mr Balwinder Singh, CBI's Special Director who is supervising the investigation into the case, and said he be made a witness in it.
The curative petition also challenged the apex court's decision not to expunge adverse remarks made against her in connection with the case.
The curative petition was filed after the Supreme Court had dismissed her petition seeking a review of the judgment in which adverse remarks were made against Ms Johri while handing over the probe into the case to CBI from Gujarat police.

Continued –

Suggested Reading –

Part one – Sohrabuddin Sheikh - Fake Encounter by Gujarat Police - who was Sohrabuddin Sheikh ? 

Part 2 – Fake Encounter, Sohrabuddin Sheikh Case - Who is Amit Shah?

Reality views by sm –

Monday, August 30, 2010


Bikramjit Singh Mann August 30, 2010  

Well what can we say .. Same story, Same result Nothing new there I guess.. maybe on independance day celbrations Instead of celbrating farce, Such cases shud be brought up nd let the Janta do justice..

We have a property issue with someone and its precisely 12 years gone it is still going on.. I have stopped visiting court since the last 2 years now.. and by the time it is decided it wud not be worth it ..I would have spent more then it is worth .. air tickets and stay etc etc
and to say its our Shop and a tenenat is just making merry, who has again filled someones pocket to get a place issued by GOVT. for himself somewhere else and using that tooo..

There you go this will go on and on till the culprits die or people forget about case ...

दिगम्बर नासवा August 30, 2010  


chitra August 30, 2010  

Thought this would be a different case.

sm,  August 31, 2010  

Bikramjit Singh Mann,
We need the laws which will deter the criminals, but our laws deter the honest people of India.
India – No justice system.

sm,  August 31, 2010  

दिगम्बर नासवा,
yes difficult to get justice.

sm,  August 31, 2010  


sm,  August 31, 2010  

Former Gujarat minister Amit Shah, arrested in connection with the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, was admitted to the civil hospital in Ahmedabad from Sabarmati prison after he complained of chest pain, and has been admitted to ward G-6 of the hospital, where he has been kept under observation.
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Shah on July 25.
The judicial custody of the former minister of state for home ends on September 3.

amar,  September 06, 2010