Rights activists were saying this all along, but now the Central Bureau of Investigation too has come to the conclusion that Tulsi Prajapati was killed in a fake encounter and there was a massive cover-up operation. He was the only eyewitness of the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case – the man who saw Sohrabuddin and his wife Kausar Bi being taken out alive from a bus in 2005. Sohrabuddin’s associate Tulsiram Gangaram Prajapati was also eliminated in December 2006 in Ambaji near the Rajasthan border. The CBI maintains that the killing of Prajapati was a sequel to the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter involving senior police officers of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Headlines Today has exclusive access to the probe report of the CBI that exposes the Gujarat government. Was Tulsiram Prajapati killed in cold blood? Headlines Today, which has been thoroughly studying these documents, found several loopholes in Prajapati’s post-mortem report, forensic reports, and ballistic reports. The CBI has now collected concrete evidence that links former Gujarat home minister Amit Shah with other players including former police officers DG Vanzara, Rajkumar Pandiyan, and Vipul Aggarwal. The CBI report states: No X-ray examination was done on Prajapati’s body. Time of injuries has not been mentioned. No sample was taken of the skin or tissues from the gunshots wounds, nor was it sent for ballistic examination. Two bullets recovered from Tulsi’s body were preserved together and this confused ballistic experts as to which specific bullet caused which wound. There was no proper mention of exit and entry wounds on the body, particularly the carbon markings on the clothes, that could have helped establish the range from which the shots were fired. The number of wounds on the body as mentioned in the post-mortem report is four, but it doesn’t match with the number of holes in the deceased’s clothes, that is five each in the jacket and T-shirt. The post-mortem report mentions the wounds are caused by bullets fired from a rifle, whereas the ballistic report opines the firings were done by 0.38 revolvers.advertisementFingerprints on the firearms were not preserved or sent for examination. Advocate Mukul Sinha, said, “I’m not surprised. We have said this from the beginning that there’s a nexus between politicians and policemen and that Sohrabuddin and Tulsi Prajapati encounters are co-related.” Activist Shabnam Hashmi said, “It’s something which is in public domain. There is a larger conspiracy.” Also at the centre of the CBI probe is PSI Ashish Pandya who claimed to have sustained a bullet injury to his upper left arm during the encounter. Tulsi’s weapon was jammed. How could he then have fired at sub-inspector A.A. Pandya? The medical examination reports state that there is a possibility that Pandya shot himself. While there was blackening of skin around the gunshot entry wound, surprisingly it was not on the T-shirt he was wearing. So, were the holes in the T-shirt created later? Findings of the various reports show serious lapses on the part of investigating agencies, doctors and even the FSL team that visited the crime scene. The question is at whose behest? Shah’s call recordsThe day Tulsi Prajapati was gunned down, Amit Shah, the former Gujarat home minister, was constantly in touch with the three police officers, who are alleged to have orchestrated his fake encounter. Headlines Today has accessed phone call records that show how Shah spoke to DIG DG Vanzara, SP Vipul Aggarwal and SP Rajkumar Pandian in a clear breach of protocol. On December 28, 2006, the day Tulsi Prajapati was killed, 25 calls were exchanged between Amit Shah and former police officers DG Vanzara, Rajkumar Pandiyan and Vipul Aggarwal. All calls were made between 5:30am and 10:00 am. Prajapati was also killed around the same time. The call records also reveal the location of all the four callers. Amit Shah’s location based on his cell phone’s unique IMEI number 35762100678483 was Gandhinagar. While the location of the three policemen was close to Ambaji, where Tulsi Prajapati was gunned down, call records with the CBI also reveal that Amit Shah and the three police officers involved in the encounter kept in regular touch with each other in January 2009 as well. These cell phone records show that there is a clear link between Amit Shah and the suspected police officers. It also suggests that Shah was in touch with Vanzara, Pandiyan and Vipul Aggarwal around the time Tulsi Prajapati’s encounter happend. It’s not just the call records that put Amit Shah under the scanner. Interestingly, DG Vanzara was transferred out of the terrorist squad and made DIG Border Range, just 10 days before Prajapati’s encounter. Ambaji, where the encounter took place, falls under the jurisdiction of DIG Border Range. Vanzara’s transfer was cleared by Amit Shah himself, who was the Gujarat home minister. This crucial CBI evidence may spell serious trouble for Amit Shah, who was arrested in connection with the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case last year. The CBI maintains that the killing of Prajapati was a sequel to Sohrabuddin’s fake encounter. Who was Tulsi Prajapati?The CBI believes that Tulsi Prajapati was killed in cold blood and that the murder was linked to that of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kausar Bi. The co-relation between the two cases:Tulsi Prajapati was an aide of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, with whom he ran an extortion racket in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Prajapati, however, was lured by the Gujarat police and turned against Sohrabuddin. He traced Sohrabuddin who along with wife Kauser Bi were then picked up by Gujarat police from a bus in Andhra Pradesh and were killed in a fake encounter. Tulsi was the one who saw them being taken out of the bus. Tulsi Prajapati was later arrested in another case and sent to Udaipur jail. He was killed in an encounter near Chapri village in Banaskantha district on December 28, 2006.advertisementFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.