Press Release
New Delhi , 05.09.2012

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a chargesheet against twenty accused persons including the then Minister of State for Home, Govt. of Gujarat; the then DIGP, Border Range, Bhuj Kutch; the then SP, ATS, Ahmedabad; the then SP, Udaipur(Rajasthan); the then SP, Banaskantha(Gujarat); the then Circle Inspector, PS Pratap Nagar, Udaipur(Rajasthan); the then ASI & the then three Constables of Reserve Police Lines, Udaipur(Rajasthan); the then PSI, the then ASI, two Head Constables & two Constables of SOG, Palanpur(Gujarat); the then DGP; the then IGP, CID (Crime & Railways); the then ADGP, CID (Crime & Railways) and the then Dy.SP, CID (Crime), all of Gujarat Police for the offences of Criminal Conspiracy, Murder, Destruction of Evidence & offences under the Arms Act in the Court of Judicial Magistrate, First Class, Danta, Distt. Banaskantha(Gujarat) on 04.09.12 in an alleged fake encounter of Tulsiram Prajapati Case.


            The next date in the matter has been fixed on 10.09.2012 by the Court.


            The CBI had earlier registered the case on 29.4.11 on the orders of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in Writ Petition(Crl) No.115/2007 filed by the mother of Tulsiram Prajapati against the police officials of Gujarat State & Rajasthan State in an alleged fake encounter of Tulsiram Prajapati.


            After thorough investigation, a chargesheet has been filed.


            The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.