Sohrabuddin fake encounter: Key Witness Escapes

A key witness of the 2006 Sohrabuddin fake encounter case has escaped from police custody near Udaipur in Rajasthan, police said on Saturday. According to reports, Silvester, a member of Sheikh’s gang, escaped from police custody while he was being taken for a court appearance in Udaipur. However, some local reports said he fled while being taken back from the court. The police team escorting him had stopped on the highway for tea and snacks on Friday. Silvester slipped from the police van while the cops were busy with their food and drinks. Silvester has been accused of firing at office of Popular Builders in the city for ransom. Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has written to Vadodara Police for explanation.
As per police sources, a team from Vadodara will soon reach Rajasthan and launch a search operation to nab Silvester. Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kausar Bi were killed in an alleged staged encounter near Ahmedabad in November 2005. Tulsiram Prajapati, an eyewitness in the ‘murder’, was also killed in an alleged fake police encounter in 2006 end.