In the Sohrabuddin Shaikh and Tulsiram Prajapati alleged fake encounter case, three more prosecution witnesses turned hostile yesterday. With this 80 witnesses have turned hostile.
Sharafat Ali, who had allegedly shared a prison cell with Prajapati and two others, deposed before Judge S J Sharma of the special CBI court in Mumbai. Ali had told the CBI that while he was lodged in the Udaipur jail in 2006 in an Arms Act case, he met Prajapati.
However, in the court, Ali disowned his statement made to the investigators. He even denied ever meeting Prajapati in prison. He told the court that CBI officers forced him to sign some paper after threatening to arrest him. The CBI lawyer declared him as hostile.
Meanwhile, the CBI yesterday submitted a list of another 67 witnesses who would be deposing before the court. The central probe agency has so far examined 132 witnesses, of which 80 have turned hostile.