IPS Officer Who Probed Sohrabuddin Case Seeks Early Retirement

IPS officer Rajnish Rai has written to the Gujarat government seeking premature retirement from service.

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Kausar Bi and Sohrabuddin Shaikh.

IPS officer Rajnish Rai, who probed the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case and arrested three senior police officers in the matter has sought for voluntary retirement, The Hindu reported.

The Gujarat-cadre IPS officer had arrested senior officers Rajkumar Pandian, DG Vanjara and Dinesh MN in 2007.

According to The Hindu, Rai has written to the Gujarat government seeking premature retirement from service, which the State government is yet to forward to the Centre. Rai is currently on central deputation and is posted in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, at the Counter Insurgency and Anti-Terrorism School of the CRPF.


Sohrabuddin, his wife Kausar Bi and an acquaintance, Tulsidas Prajapati, were allegedly abducted by the Gujarat Police's Anti-Terrorism Squad from Hyderabad on their way to Sangli in Maharashtra in November 2005.

While Sohrabuddin and Kausar Bi were allegedly killed in a fake encounter near Gandhinagar, Prajapati was allegedly killed at Chapri village in Gujarat's Banaskantha district in December 2006.

The fake encounter case was transferred to Mumbai in September 2012 on the request of the CBI, which said it was necessary to ensure a fair trial.

(With inputs from The Hindu)

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