press trust of india
New Delhi, 1 October
Carrying forward its probe in the alleged 2003 fake encounter of Sadiq Jamal in Gujarat, the CBI has questioned former Special Director of Intelligence Bureau, Mr Sudhir Kumar in connection with the case.
The former IB official, who retired as a member of the Central Vigilance Commission, was questioned recently, a senior CBI official said here. Mr Sudhir Kumar is the third IB officer after Rajinder Kumar, another Special Director of the intelligence agency, to be questioned in connection with the case, the official said.
Mr Kumar, a 1968 batch IPS officer, may be called for questioning again in case there were some discrepancies between the two officers over the sequence of the events that led to the encounter, sources said.
The input given by Mr Kumar was in connection with the alleged reason behind the killing of Jamal, by a team of Gujarat crime branch in an encounter near Galaxy Cinema on 13
January, 2003.