Anda di halaman 1dari 195

1

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA


CRIMINAL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION

CRL MP NO. ______ OF 2013 IN WRIT PETITION (CRIMINAL) NO. 171 of 2011

IN THE MATTER OF: PRADEEP N. SHARMA Petitioner/Applicant

VERSUS STATE OF GUJARAT & OTHERS Respondents

APPLICATION FOR DIRECTIONS TO THE HONBLE CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA AND HIS COMPANION JUSTICES OF THE HONBLE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA THE HUMBLE APPLICATION OF THE PETITIONER ABOVE NAMED.

MOST RESPECTFULLY SHOWETH:

1.

That the Petitioner/Applicant has filed the accompanying writ petition seeking the transfer of the One FIR lodged against him, from the Gujarat State Police Crime Branch to an independent investigative agency, i.e. the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). This Honble Court has

been pleased to issue notice and the instant case is now ripe for disposal.
2.

It has been the consistent submission of the Applicant herein since the last several years, that he has been victimized and implicated in the said FIRs due to the personal animosity, malice and mala fide of the State Government at the behest of the Honble Chief Minister of the State of Gujarat Shri Narendra Modi- Respondent No. 3 herein. The reasons for this victimization are twofoldfirstly since the Applicant herein is the younger brother of Shri Kuldip Sharma IPS (Retd.) who incurred the wrath of the Respondent no.3 herein due to his refusal to follow the illegal diktats of Shri Narendra Modi and Shri Amit Shah (the then Minister of State, Home, of the State of Gujarat) during the tenure of Shri Kuldip Sharma as the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) CID-Crime, State of Gujarat, as clearly enumerated in Paras 8 to 14 of the accompanying writ petition, contents of which are not reproduced herein to avoid prolixity. Secondly-the Applicants knowledge of the intimacy shared by Shri Narendra Modi with a young lady architect, aged 27 years, from Bangalore, but originally from Bhuj in Gujarat, who was introduced to Shri Modi by the Applicant himself in the year 2004.

3.

4.

That the Applicant herein joined the State Administrative Services in the year 1981 and was promoted to the IAS cadre in the year 1994. The Applicant has enjoyed impeccable service record and has not faced even a Departmental proceeding against him let alone

registration of an FIR till the Respondent No. 3 assumed charge as the Chief Minister of the State of Gujarat, and an upright officer, who never faced even a departmental proceeding in his entire career from 1981 to 2010, was suddenly implicated in 6 (six) FIRs from 2010 to 2012. That the Applicant herein was the District Magistrate of Kutch (with Bhuj City as the District HQ) during the period of 2003-2006. During this tenure, he commissioned a series of projects towards the beautification of Bhuj City which was devastated by an earthquake in the year 2001. One of the beautification projects was development of a Hill Garden in the year 2005 for which the said female architect was hired as the landscape architect. The said female architect was introduced to Shri Narendra Modi by the Applicant during the inaugural function of the said Hill Garden by Shri Modi in the year 2004. The Applicant herein verily believes that the Respondent no. 3 and the said female architect remained in touch with

5.

6.

each other for next several years. There was also wide spread rumours regarding the Video Compact Disc (VCD) featuring the said female architect and a man in compromising position as stated in Paras 15-16 of the accompanying writ petition. The Applicant herein has no concern with this VCD. However, the Applicant herein believes that the Respondent No. 3 harbored a totally misconceived apprehension that the Applicant herein is recipient of the information regarding this VCD, the contents of which, if disclosed in public, would be detrimental to the carefully constructed and publicized image of the Respondent No. 3 and consequently, damage the electoral prospects of the Respondent No. 3. It for this reason, that a number of false and frivolous cases against the Applicant herein were registered with a view to implicate him and punish him.
7.

That vide the instant application, the Applicant most respectfully seeks the leave of this Honble Court, to bring some recent developments to the kind attention of this Honble Court. These developments/facts lend credence to the submissions made by the Applicant in the instant writ petition and are thus germane for the adjudication of the instant matter.

8.

That,

earlier

this

month,

two

websites

namely-

Cobrapost and Gulail have released tapes of the telephonic conversation between Shri Amit Shah, the then Minister of State, Home, Government of Gujarat and Shri G.L Singhal IPS, who was serving as the Superintendent of Police, Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS), Gujarat State, Ahmedabad. The said conversations are during the period from August-September 2009 when Shri GL Singhal, IPS was reporting to Shri Amit Shah. The transcripts of the taped conversations reveal that the said lady architect and the Applicant herein were placed under an allpervasive and intrusive surveillance at the behest of a person referred to as Saheb by Shri Amit Shah. The political party, to which the Respondent No. 3 belongs, has openly stated in numerous press conferences in the last few days that the surveillance was done at the behest of the Respondent no. 3, Shri Narendra Modi. Therefore, there is no iota of doubt that the person referred to as Saheb by Shri Amit Shah in the tapes/transcripts refer to the Respondent No. 3 herein- Shri Narendra Modi. It is pertinent to note that Shri Amit Shah was merely the Minister of State, for the Home Department. The Cabinet post of the Home Department by Shri Narendra Modi, himself and therefore was directly in control of the Police Department.

9.

It is the most respectful submission of the Applicant herein that the taped conversations reveal severe and material violations of the Indian Telegraph Act 1885, and an absolute disregard to the guidelines laid down by this Honble Court, in its judgment dated 18.12.1996 in the case of PUCL vs. Union of India & Ors reported in (1997) 1 SCC 301. It is further submitted that under Section 5(2), Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, phone tapping is allowed only in the public emergency or in the interest of public safety. However, at times when an investigative agency/authority needs to record phone conversations of the person who is under suspicion, the said authority is required to seek permission from the Home Ministry before going ahead with such an act, explaining thereto the specific reasons for which such surveillance is required to be conducted. Despite the guidelines under the Telegraph Act and the rules framed thereunder being in place which prescribes the procedure and the manner in which surveillance can be conducted on an individual without violation of his Right to Privacy, the surveillance as bought on record by the annexed transcripts/tapes on the Applicant herein and the said female architect were in utter disregard and

10.

violation of the same. The true typed copy of Ministry of Telecommunication, Government of India Notification dated 16.02.1999 is annexed hereto as ANNEXURE- A [Page Nos. 18 - 23] and the copy of the Government of Gujarats Resolution dated 27.03.1997 in pursuance to the directions of this Honble Court in PUCLs case supra is annexed hereto as ANNEXURE-B. [Page Nos. 24 - 30]

11.

That the said tapes/transcripts reveal a strong bias and prejudice of the State of Gujarat against the Applicant herein and the States intent to somehow implicate the Applicant herein in criminal offences. The Applicant herein did not have a copy of these transcripts and was unaware of the same at the time of filing of the instant Writ Petition. However, these transcripts now present an ex post facto confirmation of the apprehension of the Applicant herein and as averred in the instant petition, that one of the reasons for victimizing him was the Applicants knowledge of the relationship of the Respondent No. 3 with the said female architect. As indicated on the above-mentioned websites, there are approximately 267 (two hundred and sixty seven) taped conversations which were also produced by Shri GL Singhal on 09.06.2013 before the CBI during the

12.

investigation of RC- BS/1/S/2011/0005/CBI SCB Mumbaiwhich case is commonly referred to as the Ishrat Jahan Fake Encounter Case. The copy of the seizure

panchnama (which is part of the chargesheet filed in the case by the CBI before the competent court in Ahmedabad), digital audio files of all the 267 taped conversations, and copy of Shri GL Singhals statement under section 161 CrPC before the CBI are all obtained from the above said two websites. As these documents are on the record of the CBI, there is no doubt harbored by the Applicant with regards to their authenticity. The

True copy of the seizure panchnama dated 09.06.2013 is annexed hereto as Annexure C. [Page Nos. 31 - 67] The true copies of the statements of Shri GL Singhal dated 11.04.2013, 17.04.2013, 09.06.2013 (in

continuation) under Section 161, Cr.P.C. before the CBI in the Ishrat Jahans Case are annexed hereto as Annexure D. [Page Nos. 68 - 91] The true translated copy (from Gujarati to English) of the transcripts of the 267 audio files is annexed hereto as Annexure E. [Page Nos. 92 182]

13.

It is most respectfully submitted, that pursuant to the release of the annexed transcripts/tapes, as learnt from various newspaper reports, the explanation given for such

extensive surveillance is that it was made on the oral request of the father of the said female architect. However, this explanation seems absolutely incredulous and unworthy of any belief, in light of the contents of the conversations that Shri Amit Shah had with Shri GL Singhal, IPS which clearly reveal that the surveillance was extremely intrusive and hostile and not as innocuous and benign as sought to be made. That the explanation of the so called request from the father of the female architect is a mere after thought and the purported no objection by the father of the said female architect does not absolve Shri Narendra Modi, Shri Amit and others guilty persons from committing violations of the applicable laws.

14.

It is pertinent to note that at the time when the surveillance was being conducted, the said female architect, was a mature lady of 32 years and not someone of tender age. The said architect was an independent professional and therefore, it is highly inconceivable to state that her father approached the Respondent No. 3 herein, for such uncalled for and intrusive surveillance. The State of Gujarat and the Respondent No.3 be put to strict proof to provide credible and cogent evidence that such a request was indeed made by the father of the girl

10

and that such surveillance was in due compliance of the applicable laws.
15.

That the Applicant herein seeks to draw the kind attention of this Hon'ble Court to the references made by Shri Amit Shah to Applicant herein during the course of his conversation with Shri G.S. Singhal. The Parts of the said transcripts which directly bears mention of the Petitioner herein are excerpted herein below:
Amit Shah: That man had gone from

Bhavnagar to Mumbai and is back in Ahmedabad. In

connection with the matter we are watching him also. So today deploy 8 to 10 men, he stays at Kuldips There he (Brothers) has House. the

called

Bhavnagar vehicle, this

Corporation and the

*******[name of the girl] matter keep a watch the whole night, call for your man as he will stay here for a day or two and try to be active. I have their conversation and know the

nature of their relationship. Get more men or some of your confidants.

11

G.S. Singhal:

Sir I have called two three men from the crime department

Amit Shah:

2-3 to watch the other side call for men from the IB and some IB men to intercept calls in the night should be posted inside.

Amit Shah: G.S. Singhal:

Amit this side, could you talk? Sir I did and according to him surveillance cannot be done at shahibaug by his men.

Amit Shah:

No no it can be done from a distance, what is happening,

where his car is parked! G.S. Singhal: Sir I will ask him (AKS) to talk to you Amit Shah: or you put one of your own man to watch. G.S. Singhal: I just checked his mobile location and it shows in Bhavnagar. Amit Shah: He must have left the instrument there, he was in Mumbai. You check it out, he must have left the phone at home. He has an additional number, I will ask AK Sharma to give it to you. G.S. Singhal: I have taken it from him three now and two are showing

12

location in Bhavnagar. Have to check the third one. Amit Shah: G.S. Singhal: Check the third also. And where is the lady? She is sitting at Navrangpura near havmor. Amit Shah: G.S. Singhal: Amit Shah: With her fianc? Yes sir I want him (Pradeep Sharma) in jail for as many days as

Vanjara has been jailed for. You be courageous and

strong. No matter how big the person, put him in jail. G.S. Singhal: right sir

[Emphasis supplied]
16.

It is most respectfully clarified that the contents of the above conversations would reveal the hostile attitude and malicious attitude of the State Government the Applicant herein whos every movement was being followed without any cogent reasons or any illegal act committed thereto. In one of the conversations, Shri Amit Shah makes reference to one Shri Vanzara, who is none other than Shri D.G. Vanzara, IPS, currently in jail for his role in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. It is pertinent to bring to the notice of this Honble Court that Shri D.G.

13

Vanzara was arrested along with certain other police officers and Shri Amit Shah as a result of inquiries pursued vigorously by the brother of the Applicant hereinShri Kuldip Sharma, when he was in-charge of the State CID Crime. This encounter was stage managed by certain Police Officers of the State of Gujarat at the behest of the Respondent no. 3 and Shri Amit Shah, in order to further the public image and electoral prospects of the

Respondent No. 3. Shri D.G. Vanzara, who was also subsequently arrested by the CBI for the fake encounter of Tulsi Prajapati, Ishrat Jahan and Sadiq Jamal, was considered at that point of time as someone who was very close to the Respondent No. 3 and Shri Amit shah and therefore, they wanted to ensure that the Applicant herein spends as much time behind the bars as has been done by Shri D.G. Vanzara, their close aide.

17.

It is most respectfully submitted that, when these interceptions were being carried out there was only one case namely- M Case, CR No. 1 of 2008, based on a

private complaint. This Complaint was general in nature, filed in the Court of JMFC, Bhuj by a person not remotely affected or connected with the subject matter of the complaint. The court had passed an order entrusting investigation to State CID Crime under section 156(3)

14

CrPC. However, the CID Crime had filed a revision application in the Sessions Court against the said order on the ground that the judicial court did not possess the powers under the law to direct investigation by State CID Crime, and therefore was not investigating it. Arbitrarily thereafter, the CID Crime had withdrawn in June 2009 the revision application for enabling it to investigate the case. It is therefore submitted, that this arbitrary reversal in the State attitude arose out of the personal reasons of the Respondent No. 3 herein-the Chief Minister with regards to the matter of the said female architect. It is also

notable that the M Case no. 1 of 2008 appears nowhere in the conversations between Shri Amit Shah and Shri GL Singhal as being the reason for the surveillance, if at all. Furthermore, it is important to note that the State IB, the Crime Branch of Ahmedabad City Police, and the ATS were all involved in this illegal exercise of telephone interceptions and surveillance who had no role to play in the investigation of M Case No. 1/2008.

18.

That from the aforesaid facts and circumstances and the sequence of events it becomes clear that all the actions taken against the Applicant herein were biased and prejudicial. The whole machinery including the higher bureaucracy and the Police Administration of the State

15

Govt. has been misused to create false cases against the Applicant. The Charge sheets filed in various cases are outcome of bias and prejudicial investigations. The Applicant herein has strong reasons to believe that the lodging of FIRs and thereafter the Investigations

conducted by the State Police are with a view to harass the Applicant herein and is an act of vendetta. It is the case of the Applicant that the Revenue Proceedings are being converted into vexatious criminal cases. Therefore it would be in the interest of justice if all the FIRs are being investigated by an Independent Agency like CBI beyond the control of the Respondent No. 3 herein. Unless the relief as prayed for in the instant petition is not granted, there would be a denial of the right of free and fair trial by the State of Gujarat which is the Applicants constitutionally guaranteed right. That the instant application on behalf of the Petitioner is bona fide and an order allowing the present application shall meet the ends of the justice. The balance of convenience is in favour of the Petitioner and if the prayers as sought for in this application and the accompanying petition are not granted then the Petitioner shall suffer grave and sever prejudice. The Applicant has not preferred any application in this regard.

19.

16

17

PRAYER: In the premises stated hereinabove, it is therefore, most respectfully prayed, that this Honble court may be pleased to:
a) b)

Allow the instant application; Take on record the documents and transcripts annexed with the instant application and direct the Central Bureau of

Investigation (CBI) to register a case and conduct a thorough inquiry/investigation into the violation of the Telegraph Act 1885 and other applicable laws by Shri Narendra Modi, Shri Amit Shah and any other such persons;
c) d)

Allow the accompanying instant writ petition and ; Pass any other and further order as may deem fit and proper to this Honble Court. AND FOR THIS ACT OF KINDNESS THE PETITIONER AS IN DUTY BOUND SHALL EVEN PRAY Drawn and Filed by:

SUNIL FERNANDES Advocate for Applicant/Petitioner Drawn on : 22.11.2013 Filed on : 23.11.2013

18

19

ANNEXURE - A

MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION
(Department of Telecommunication)

NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 16th February, 1999

G.S.R. 123(E)-In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 7 of the Indian Telegraph Act,1885(13 of 1885)and in supercession of notification of Government of India, Ministry of Communications, number GSR 260(E) dated the 28th January, 1998 the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Indian Telegraph Rules, 1951,namely:-

1.

(1)

These

rule

may

be

called

the

Indian

Telegraph (First Amendment) Rules, 1999.

(2)

They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2.

In the Indian Telegraph Rules, 1951, after rule 419, the following rule shall be inserted, namely :-

419A

20

(1)

Directions for interception of any message or class of messages under sub-section (2) of section 5 of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885(hereinafter referred to as the said Act) shall not be issued except by an order made by the Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Home Affairs in the case of Government of India and by the Secretary to the State Government in charge of the Home

Department in the case of a State Government. In emergent cases such order may be made by an officer, not below the rank of a Joint Secretary to the Government of India, who has been duly authorized by the Union Home Secretary or the State Home Secretary, as the case may be, such order shall contain reasons for such direction. A copy of the order shall be forwarded to the concerned Review Committee within a period of seven days:

Provided that in emergent cases,(i)

in remote areas, where obtaining of prior directions for interception of messages or class of messages is not feasible; or

(ii)

for operational reasons, where obtaining of prior directions for interception of messages or class of messages is not feasible,

21

The officer concerned may carry out the required interception of messages or class of messages subject to its confirmation from the concerned competent officer within a period of fifteen days.

(2)

While issuing direction under sub-rule (1) the officer shall consider possibility of acquiring the necessary information by other means and the direction under sub-rule (1) shall be issued only when it is not possible to acquire the information by any other reasonable means.

(3)

The

interception

directed

shall

be

the

interception of any message or class of messages as are sent to or from any person or class of persons or relating to any particular subject whether such message or class of messages are received with one or more addresses, specified in the order, being an address or addresses likely to be used for the transmission of communications from or to one particular person specified or described in the order or one particular set of premises specified or described in the order.
(4)

The direction shall specify the name and designation of the officer or the authority to whom

22

the intercepted message or class of messages is to be disclosed and also specify that the use of intercepted message or class of messages shall be subject to the provisions of sub-section (2) of section 5 of the said Act and the copies of the intercepted message or class of messages shall be destroyed when no longer required.
(5)

The directions for interception shall remain in force, unless revoked earlier, for a period not exceeding ninety days from the date of issue and may be renewed but same shall not remain in force beyond a total period of one hundred and eighty days.

(6)

The officer issuing the directions for interception shall also make a request in writing to the Telegraph Authority who shall also extend the facilities and cooperation for interception mentioned in the directions.

(7)

The officer authorized to intercept any message or class of message shall maintain proper records mentioning therein, the intercepted message or class of messages, the particulars of persons whose message has been intercepted, the name

23

and other particulars of the officer or the authority to whom the intercepted message or class of

messages has been disclosed, the number of copies of the intercepted message or class of messages made and the mode or the method by which such copies are made, the date of destruction of the copies and the duration within which the directions remain in force.
(8)

The

Central

Government

and

State

Government, as the case may be, shall constitute a Review Committee. The Review Committee to be constituted by the Central Government shall consist of the following, namely:(a) (b) Cabinet Secretary Chairman

Secretary to the Govt. of India Member Incharge, Legal Affairs

(c)

Secretary to the Govt. of India Member The Review Committee to be constituted by a State Government shall consist of the following namely:(a)
(b) (c)

Chief Secretary

.. Chairman

Secretary Law/Legal Remembrancer Member Secretary to the State Government Member (other than the Home Secretary)

24

(9)

The Review Committee within a period of sixty days from the issue of directions shall suo-moto make necessary enquiries and investigations and record its finding whether the direction issued under subrule(1) are in accordance with the provision of subsection(2) of section 5 of the Act. When the Review Committee is of the opinion that the directions are not in accordance with the provisions referred to above, it may set aside the direction and order for destruction of copies of intercepted message or class of messages.

Sd/N R MOKHARIWALE Sr. Dy. Dir. Gen. & Ex-officio Addl. Secy.

//TRUE TYPED COPY//

25

ANNEXURE B
GOVERNMENT OF GUJARAT No. SBI/CEN/1180/901 Home Department (Special) Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar. Dated 29th March, 1997

Head: 1.

Supreme

Court

of

India's

Judgement

dtd.

18/12/1996 in Writ Petition (C) No. 256 of 1991.


2.

Govt. of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi,s D.O. letter No. 14/01/1997 dtd. 26/02/1997.

GOVERNMENT RESOLUTION Under Article 32 of the Constitution of India, the Peoples Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), has filed a Writ Petition (Civil) No. 256 of 1991 in the Supreme Court of India against the Union of India and another, highlighting some incidents of telephone tapping in the recent past. The petitioner had challenged the constitutional validity of section 5(2) of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, in the alternative it was contended that the said provisions be suitably read down, to include procedural safeguard to rule out arbitrariness and to prevent the indiscriminate telephone tapping.
2.

Hon'ble Supreme Court has pronounced the judgment in this regard on 18/12/1996 wherein it has been observed that:-

26

"In the absence of any provision in the statute, it is not possible to provide for prior judicial scrutiny as a procedural safeguard. It is for the Central Government to make rules under Section 7 of the Act. Rule 7(2)(b) specifically provides that the Central Government may make rules laying down the precautions to the taken for preventing the improper interception or disclosure of messages. The Act was enacted in the year 1885. The power to make rules under Section 7 of the Act has been there for over a century but the Central Government has not thought it proper to frame the necessary rules despite severe criticism of the manner in which the power Section 5(2) has been exercised. It is entirely for the Central Government to make rules on the subject but till the time it is done the right to privacy of an individual his to be safeguarded. In order to rule-out arbitrariness the exercise of power under Section 5(2) of the Act and till the time the Central Government lays down just, fair and reasonable procedure under Section 7(2)(b) of the Act, it is necessary to lay down procedural safeguards for the exercise of power under Section 5(2) of the Act so that the right to privacy of a person is protected." 3. Hon'ble Supreme Court of India has therfore, ordered and directed as below:-

27

1.

An order for telephone-tapping in terms of Section 5(2) of the Act shall not be issued except by the Home Secretary, Government of India (Central Government) and Home Secretaries of the State Governments. In an urgent case the power may be delegated to an officer of the Home Department of the Government of India and the State

Governments not below the rank of Joint Secretary. Copy of the order shall be sent to the Review Committee concerned within one week of the passing of the order. 2. The order shall require the person to whom it is addressed to intercept in the course of their transmission by means a public telecommunication system, such communications as are described in the order. The order may also require the person to whom it is addressed to disclose the intercepted material to such persons and in such manner as are described in the order. 3. The matters to be taken into account in considering whether an order is necessary under Section 5(2) of the Act shall include whether tile information which is considered necessary to acquire could

reasonably be acquired by other means.

28

4.

The interception required under Section 5(2) of the Act shall be the interception of such

communications as are sent to or from one or more addresses, specified in the order, being an address or addresses likely to be used for the transmission of communications to or from, from one particular person specified or described in the order or one particular set of premises specified or described in the order. 5. The order under Section 5(2) of the Act shall, unless renewed, cease to have effect at the end of the period of two months from the data of issue. The authority which issued the order may, at any time before the end of two months period renew the order if it considers that it is necessary to continue the order in terms of Section 5(2) of the Act. The total period for the operation of the order shall not exceed six months. 6. The authority which issued the order shall maintain the following records:
a. b. c.

the intercepted communications, the extent to which the material is disclosed, the number of persons and their identity to whom any of the material is disclosed.

29

d. e.

the extent to which the material is copied and the number of copies made of any of the material.

7.

The use of the intercepted material shall be limited to the minimum that is necessary in terms of Section 5(2) of the Act.

8.

Each copy made of the intercepted material shall be destroyed as soon as its retention is no longer necessary in terms of Section 5(2) of the Act.

9.

There shall be a review committee consisting of Cabinet Secretary, the Law Secretary and the Secretary, Telecommunication at the level of the Central Government. The Review Committee at the State level shall consist of Chief Secretary, Law Secretary and another member, other than the Home Secretary, appointed by the State

Government.
a.

The Committee shall on its own, within two months of the passing of the order by the authority concerned, investigate whether there is or gas been a relevant order under sec 5(2) of the Act. Where there is or has been an order whether there has been any

30

contravention of the provisions of sec 5 (2) of the Act.


b.

If

on

an

investigation

the

Committee

concludes that there has been a contravention of the provisions of sec 5 (2) of the Act, it shall set aside the order under scrutiny of the Committee. It shall further direct the

destruction of the copies of the intercepted material.


c.

If on investigation, the Committee comes to the conclusion that there has been no contravention of the provisions of sec 5 (2), it shall record the finding to that effect.

4.

Govt. of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi have informed under D.O. dad. 26/02/1997 referred to at Sr. No. 2 above that the Govt. of India is the process of finalising the rules under Section 7(2)(b) of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885. Till these rules are finalised it has been requested that the State Govt. may ensure that the procedure detailed by the Supreme Court of India in this regard is strictly followed.

5.

In view of the Hon'ble Supreme Court's direction, the State Govt. has decided to constitute a Review

31

Committee at the State level consisting of the following officers in this regard.
1)

Chief Secretary

........

Chairman Member

2)

Secretary, Legal Deptt ....... Secretary (Personnel)/

3)

ACS (Personnel), GAD ......


6.

Member

This Review Committee shall act in consonance with the directions given and procedure detailed by the Supreme Court of India as mentioned in point No. 9 of para 3 above. By order and in the name of the Governor of Gujarat. Sd/(J R Rajput) Incharge Dy. Secretary to Govt. of Gujarat Home Department (Spl.)

To: Chief Secretary, Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar. Secretary, Legal Department, Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar. Secretary (Personnel), General Administration Department, Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar. Copy forwarded with compliments to:
1. 2. 3. 4.

DG & IGP, Gujarat State, Ahmedabad. Addl. DGP (Int.), Gujarat State, Ahmedabad. Chief General Ahmedabad. Select file. Manager, Telecom, Gujarat Circle,

//TRUE TYPED COPY//

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

40

41

ANNEXURE C Panchanama Case No. RC-BS/1/s/2011/0005/CBI SCB Mumbai Name of the Witnesses:
1.

Deep Rajeshkumar Bhavsar, PO, Denal Bank, Infocity area branch, Gandhinagar Vishal Pratapbhai Pareghi, PO, Dena Bank, Zonal Office, Gandhinagar. Place: SIT, Gandhinagar Date: 9.6.2013 From 16:30 Hrs Onwards.

2.

We the above named panchas reported before Shri G. Kalaimani, Dy. SP, CBI CIO, SIT(Israt), Gandhinagar as per the directions of our superior officers on 9.6.2013 at 16:30 hrs. Shri G. Kalaimani, introduced us with Shri Girishkumar Laxmanbhai Singal accused in this case, Shri P.S. Gopalakrishnan, Asstt. Programmer, CBI, ACB, Mumbai, Shri B.M. Chonkar, PI, CBI, ACB, Mumbai. Shri G. Kalaimani further informed we the panchas that Shri G.L. Singal was posted as ACP, Crime Branch, Ahemedabad City during the relevant period i.e. in the year 2004 and was also a member of encounter team. Shri G. Kalaimani further informed we the panchas that Shri G.L. Singal is willing to produce a relevant material relating to the case that is the recorded conversation stored in the two pen drives. Shri G.L. Singal, further stated in our presence that he is willing to produce the said two pen drives in which the conversations of

42

various persons relating to the subject case that is Israt Jahan fake encounter case. Shri G.L. Singal, accused produced a pen drive which is HP make, 4 GB capacity. Shri G. Kalaimani informed we the panchas that, Shri P.S. Gopalakrishanan, Asstt. Programmer, CBI, ACB, Mumbai is conversant with the digital forensic imaging and he will compte the hash value, making forensic images and writing of DVD. Accordingly as per the direction of Shri G. Kalaimani, Shri P.S. Gopalakrishnan, Asstt.

Programmer CBI, ACB, Mumbai connected the said pen drive to a USB port of a Desktop computer installed with USB write blocker software. Thereafter the said pen drive was opened through windows explorer and it was found the following audio files of .amr type were available/stored in the said pen drive. The hash value of pen drive has been calculated with the help of HashCalc software installed in the same Desktop computer and noted down. Has value of Pen drive: MD5: f03df8a6d3bd734e12a60ffd5049138c Sha1: 3494747foc81a2cbb24c1b8f668ca866c7622010 Further hash value of 267 audio files were also noted down against respective audio files.

Sl No.

File Names

MD5

SHA1

43

1.

+91792325466 5.amr

2f7503483a023450 a79597cb84b942ea 1bfd1f5c0af203072f 664bfa0a8ba04 15b9c9fc83435daf7 63b2ad92c44482e

05e41cda770d6dcd606a 3a35d8f67fe6aaf3f3b0 60f4e89b4822ea18c525 c8fd2626c62093f0c39e 2b2d9b038a3a137ca2a9 42077309f8245353997a

2.

+91982426245 4.amr

3.

49b.amr

4.

68b.amr

8ccfda69e559d1581 le3b75bb761621987930 82a3363f70ad9d9 e44aae378ab90afc4152 147ba00c9da8da9cf4b4 93eb9860ac6f7f185b0 717c2fef936bd509daeaf 74a78c7ecbe0d10aa9f

5.

69b.amr

8f3d6c4d6356bf2d4 00c9bdb3143a50b

6.

78b.amr

E853ce0ddbcd9184 202fd8a23ede9227 1

7.

85b.amr

Fe6836a351da24f2 1982930d4df7d767

38d683cc2e1c1ff6f278d6 f37c1257dha1bsace2 2f0ea984ab37411e6870 33b8342537625f10b137 E4c999944f6241059a81 0277ceb0da6d7bf778ce 2efe2b7146d28fadb01d8 0eed9cbe5f184bb5787 05e41cda770d6dcd606a

8.

87b.amr

49f52bddd4dd131d 0a4963a4a839efdd

9.

88a.amr

7a8900b8366071b4 8a88dedcd18dfb2b

10.

88c.amr

43e77c0e7ad9ce3c d4187617d26e419

11.

AM(1).amr

2f7503483a023450

44

a79597cb84b942ea
12.

3a35d8f67fc6aaf312b0

AM(10).amr

1a5c56b16a4f44a90 16601f17c706da3a63eb 333a14d30da5e37 e600ffcdd4c285613793 9af536c02d6f3828eda5d ddc460aa4e3b3e400e7

13.

AM(100).amr

C3d4751cafb73260 98386b52d111b108

14.

Am(101).amr

Fd346b0dcd4fc3789 48f818be4e137c4c3988 894667c39463101 1c04150e1d3c86f0776 bf4c0794df4b52c553a3e 935f48a8c43df7b124fe

15.

Am(102).amr

457bff022124253b75b6a99bb9 41180

16.

Am(103).amr

9b2f8329e905f6c12 737834ad53cfdf1

c912bdcf1fe30c94266eff 63ed1360a0d0514819 8d608fb8f450fb103f79a5 1bb91ba4b592d2ab83 34851a1e697223baz221 ea7f0609cf3ce551fa404 caff2e8d2bbb94820b979 45dbdbd9009473a2179 666de6107d0cae1b4407 49b84dc24d4e005a78f3 30474128e3d3c13fcaq8 60b1a1c2fc6f36d233a0

17.

Am(104).amr

Befad92b622419e3 0e12c15781465311

18.

Am(105).amr

5047ee6b38c490ca 0515daf4d54f9147

19.

Am(106).amr

62a3af76dbd7ff1ae 0ae393d26a967ff

20.

Am(107).amr

917de1a060b9ba97 34ec142f81055931

21.

Am(108).amr

0e9407b1e655af6f7 2d787420857bbf7

45

22.

Am(109).amr

46780efaa0e12b5d b844b11f20b0c0f

A7688b5863c7fee10d6e 100fbcae1955bbcada47

23.

Am(11).amr

7244ee55f4d9b8c0c 8b617a4ee57783e0a263 d2b910d507445 250cee29a675c3a56a9

24.

Am(110).amr

08c3fae0c60077a2b 06b93c9dea67bc795b66 b4cf603d47af3f2 cd8dc2577f582b2f 207624de5c5c72b7afc47 041c41018399bd444a0

25.

Am(111).amr

b992cff44f2f557945 d56cb08f554e045

26.

Am(112).amr

9c0c004f371bb9d58 887c8b514c8f639ceafe4 9201f969b97a8a1 412ce8a2cdd64c97e0a 2b2d9b038a3a137ca2a9 42077309f8245353997a

27.

Am(113).amr

15b9c9fc83434daf7 63b2ad92c44482e

28.

Am(114).amr

e52bcf303cca9edee 7ac0b20dbb39a6b094ee 6f0e7ceb041 72ed690dd1ec4d3c32ae 0f58fa77abc5370616ff1c 5d72653f09579f7e26 81d4fe7ea9f6998f8104c 8020488c7d3a4c632d5

29.

Am(115).amr

217bda5ae63679f9 53e70c5954494553

30.

Am(116).amr

e143b105e0ef4e24 1434c2fe526f437

31.

Am(117).amr

fe20049fbcb95c5f24 503500e3ea141761d686 0888e029e34f2 2056b8bf613bbca19ff3 d9f3e9013c8ff9da632f62 5886d0187191e1cb8f

32.

Am(118).amr

f56257eabb377140 6d48ce7ddb7d94f

46

33.

Am(119).amr

91d41c18cf77ad9e1 c0bf14d456fa0e540f315 cbc4faccf618c4 bacb117b2a95664d51 c84efab9f376789c49ff50 649caa4c872dfb8639 2abfaa3bf4822fd6a9061 dc5e9dc182404eb2328 325602dbdf86f8e54bd8d a8365e43da115fa902d0 460dd93ef2e134a6c9bd 9fd886b06cf9044b97bc Aade456c55e4f5795d4b 5bec7d696f0b11fc27f3 33b4c696e28a34e04cc6 9db5ea4a619b1fa09fc 686666c6bd3d8802b161 d72c777aa7489790704a

34.

Am(12).amr

7d3227ee566eb199 f9d7aa37e685de09

35.

Am(120).amr

655cbb939f7f04ab6 a3d2f7a22803ad8

36.

Am(121).amr

9b74704af148fd3f7 a7461546df9f86c

37.

Am(122).amr

c7273ae9ffaba34ce 957b1a69c6b2805

38.

Am(123).amr

2361f9c860c3c908f a201dbfcd5048e9

39.

Am(124).amr

a0fc5a02a8a361def c91a3e502c21812

40.

Am(125).amr

5e2e812a681650c1 d3e3767bed7e765d 4

41.

Am(126).amr

47e5051b95c2a002 2fdce8566475dd6e

0faff1c548854e447c5a8 ab0d32633abec06bf00

42.

Am(127).amr

cce870b062cf6428a 3f0502d641a22rabbb7c4 a4e0c3611bc529 46ef3f5ba05415373f5 ce1d88e315077116ca2f

43.

Am(128).amr

563425e04a196d68

47

48f457a3ed20591b
44.

3e74f982648e6a0284b9 2a8d30abfbf03f551f8a5b e2cd9af2bd5c953e23 07a5bd22dd11ac8bed67 6bbe9f0ecef6d451da87c 3e6883c96f8a2891e5c1 2c46b85c9ec5dea440d

Am(129).amr

1664616735f894b5 bd7e03e135fbbe9

45.

Am(13).amr

de0d106639bbf710f d5aa89d4d7cb2787

46.

Am(130).amr

5636d2eer8565409 ec4e15806020b692

47.

Am(131).amr

aeda9c6aafc61a736 dce151080098d0c89ff9b 8b86c4c3036 ccdcead9c9f160e1c96a 9a3e752f3c142a4c4226 9dd27b5c8675944310fa

48.

Am(132).amr

C7d3c0a9afac8147 e178b9d9e1bf70c3

49.

Am(133).amr

95c1183cbf7025437 95a8d08460fa7604c7b6 0b8f85596c8c1c7 3adeb46b75d8c73cd27e 2400d47ec1313f2e7a08 669f050b91135c448cb2 0adf5b24a751b5a825c0 17911640d6aabb63d874

50.

Am(134).amr

e076d215a5c33427 283ce1a77879f401

51.

Am(135).amr

eb20c185e849d69d e33009ea663a361e

52.

Am(136).amr

13fcce0b50bb153c5 4e3d233a2eb36ad932f2 3b8d930a39b78b3 50eb9ef51436375a0064

53.

Am(137).amr

b81b7a9685f26bc2c 243b0bd72d1787372d73 6199f22fc1659df 9c09740fd4204d6adb2f f2c5f8f9e13df619208ffcd

54.

Am(138).amr

e3eeeb86f03d601fa

48

6b0767713be1ae5
55.

f56d3febcad02478b 3b7c6ef989bdb0959cd8 77ef5a453d31ad7cbade

Am(139).amr

93a3075a6519686b 007e08097716c861

56.

Am(14).amr

dfa104436bac93695 b2d31886aff44d9eea402 04cc02b8c1e5f49 efe4e7e6507e9448aa7

57.

AM(140).amr

d9f80937bdeb7c9c6 8fae806ecf63bfcef37849 6c5136196cb7992 2dc1f7b39153219361

58.

AM(141).amr

70c90a4c556a7dfea E72c15c33be1b8fca911 6746f2cce884381 0694d7464e2757e059b1 fa62883a86d8d6e52007 164e525a45b8d2d9f9cd abb7a081e22c3b0c76a1 fd7692ae01ff272b1b64 da311a662ab43b297b67 0ecd949b7ca86e6a6563

59.

AM(142).amr

81d3f6672d5ab8a1 bd512aae231882fa

60.

AM(143).amr

aaec56e558980638 832c8344c171cada

61.

AM(144).amr

12fa27047ae31960 489779608dd2e71b

62.

AM(145).amr

89b2f3c7f77466f304 f1ab31d03aefb63aa194f ad60379071ff5e 9bcf8cc815953e64ee 3f1ac6276f299a26c49b1 7e5ca66005b374acb63 3f1ac6276f299a26c49b1 7e5ca66005b374acb63 063ae4e28b8310bb55fc

63.

AM(147).amr

4b939396f7ad2f1c7 6cd00981cf9f182

64. A AM(148).amr

829de11313f6afab0 1731f95311b4e3b

65.

AM(149).amr

39e2b7e780eb0474

49

201d69c75d9b38d0
66.

c30187d55a153ee8a7cf e093e2c8b118973a0a57 002b93b852bd0085cbd6 833f34ccd466480adbd7 d0b3a3753a543174b0eb 222a4f2ef344a13c2cd93 4b447d9290224dd495df dad5a44f85c41ed2cf0cc 9e6f30925ac59be1780

AM(15).amr

ba849f4a84bf0f3e9 2248e8068e03e26

67.

AM(152).amr

e28235f8f1d9d4480 8c6f1a84f52e821

68.

AM(17).amr

61212ee86a22d58c 63730b2ead2135f

69.

AM(18).amr

faefd8eefb388a295 2e780fb8c7412b6

70.

AM(19).amr

387f78011bdbc4ddb 2b353f00e6eeb0ae1024 54d95ae0d811479 2315562d79cf3e8b3bed 2d28457874e0c98b581e 84915d3e6e44ecbb33d8

71.

AM(2).amr

7b37550bfe56af78d 353ff4cc62c5acb

72.

AM(20).amr

0c91d7c2cd5a5f5a0 501860c51606ed90253b b696ceaa333c6da 61139a14db41ddba949e

73.

AM(21).amr

2838332dc0bf9e457 66c4677ba07f607a9029 0f77fbf1d382a5f 7706bada637adee882a3 fbc36a7998e8995d6f5a8 730a6d9f4c7d65112fa

74.

AM(22).amr

145b2a2943b76704 510403d1865d3cc6

75.

AM(23).amr

1d2645cfaa2ed1645 3ee3630d46ee27845674 00f94d6550b8382 f3d206aecf4d4a009550

76.

AM(24).amr

cdfca9276164ab185 dd5bb42dfff409a3a4ae2

50

fb6ab265ff2b2e05
77.

cb541527423b6ee7163 d6cee20db2e486a4a764 aa8000b5fde3bdc048a6 226c3992e81b51427ebe 986ff626dbaafb13dd71 6b72306648c933ca7c30f 8c0adc347cc84b6edc2 ed24e538e8df27a12bfa2 3e20c64f7145deb8512

AM(25).amr

c8fd6b1f0e3d40569 5357fec8d2a530

78.

AM(26).amr

80d03cbe8323b36a 41a196cfab9281c7

79.

AM(27).amr

b8544db2364b87ab 88b565f88e2c1d5a

80.

AM(148).amr

903fdff6736115bff0 64209f2be18577

81.

AM(29).amr

1889251c5cd6ce7fd a51b359a40ce38fbaba6 b6541854d816e55 d26d28346f9cad078514 22a35ec18ffcc0aa3b359 3316e3af711b2aa086d

82.

AM(3).amr

ac425314ce2e890c bf3f630017b248a9

83.

AM(31).amr

d36e2cb60c19fe8bb 1b20cd772593334dd90c 04d04524a69a516 10ffbcfba71b47b0d846

84.

AM(32).amr

01dc4f57873123633 4e6c39bfdf3bc5b7749d3 80335fd9b1d1ef3 5a7cead934d23a0132

85.

AM(33).amr

43e77c0e7adf9ce3c 2efe2b7146d28fadb01d8 d4187617d226e419 0eed9cbe5f184bb5787 cd636b37a75dd48e3445 36a2267eecb3bf04a40a

86.

AM(34).amr

a5b4618e2dbf118b 8bd84709bc2cead

51

87.

AM(35).amr

9972083051ece71c 385ae5f3c0735bdd

877995fd63f071eca614b 86f801527ebab854e0d

88.

AM(36).amr

82ce9f48a65dc19e3 0c624b163895a6ba96e6 2988149cd942f90 69c3c80064a23b4389f fd0a081a8501bd970138 ad447da35178e4485c72 0aaf9d31b9c76bf7c8701 51686ee5a0de8a6f57b

89.

AM(37).amr

d76d3e0053986678 67f1d2e8ddf99032

90.

AM(38).amr

e11004056c95626d 1858a6e5b268445a

91.

AM(39).amr

352cf4e204edc741d 52cebe78cfa947b55271 89068c36d08d963 b2d954f62879ba48b21b 4

92.

AM(4).amr

1bfd1f5c79af203072 60f4e89b4822ae18c525 f664bfa0a8ba04 c8fd2626c62093f0c39e

93.

AM(40).amr

0f081cc8b9393c53e 8ee8c099831fa548d593 33a8103d3b51379 6d17e3723743109bcf24 f96a80faea72e5384e568 937801bfd3e1a0878a2

94.

AM(41).amr

ac19e9543b039de9 273337111223feaf

95.

AM(42).amr

9205fb7c196c4ed02 b6e1de68bb8cfa3a95a6 3537ea2b6526d7c 6078d9403729c0f6490f 5e0bdc2a1fe5739f34b35 cae08de71dc789bbd9e

96.

AM(43).amr

cf0ee4fecd22ad13a 195eedb421f72

52

97.

AM(44).amr

30ef527a905150e6 3b109175a4b73bb

1d96660b7fb99646074df 0deb1c4fe9715d2e4c1

98.

AM(45).amr

2fe6353492cb4ce4e d7e6e4aa6804e80dc451 cab6a5ca442019b 01b38f7f56c9180a1529

99.

AM(46).amr

61a4e25f533ced5dc c21b49ca41e580389988 5e774ba4e30288d 1534f6f79d131cbaaa8 21fc225a6a75ed5b280a ee10ae9a084aab1d017c 35cebdec47862f919303 622af2fe228eabf3c4f 1f62307afecda22ae98be 55d64d27bda3de4cd26 3dad2ae235a44b206670 e53f5ca184b3ed359c9 3ccc00856099e7f740f11 9aa676855bbd6c3d006 d22b9c90b0e80646757e 5afa6fd5dd7453ced87c

100.

AM(47).amr

a6908d969d5e514e 0d743e7697ad322

101.

AM(48).amr

5ab6a3ed784918d7 e3ee8eb750c33127

102.

AM(49).amr

9cacf6f1aff3742740 6c808a31398dae

103.

AM(5).amr

62a35b979b657084 d28328e03d480d2a

104.

AM(50).amr

eea95bbbfbe29dfa4 819eb7feb951d9

105.

AM(51).amr

47deab2505f3cbcfc 3b703abcd3dd3a0

106.

AM(52).amr

75c9eb1eca82c3aef 40f00537268f868f8352b efaec52ad5ec01d ad72a79303952c5226 7e63634327e165bcc861 5f9633070fb1f1aae192

107.

AM(53).amr

a78ea381488d8688 9219cc896229859b

53

108.

AM(54).amr

0b0d1b2f24593388 3117aaba265139c6 9

3629a5f5b7cf7822af7b8 e6da08dfdcc1f07dae4

109.

AM(55).amr

e53f44d246b5784ff 3198ee71e40501

87695bcb3f83e7895cfa1 57e4c57ff87b84de0b4 38d683cc2e1c1ff6f278d6 f37c1257dba1bface2

110.

AM(56).amr

fe6836a351da24f21 982930d4df7d767

111.

AM(57).amr

28526c9350c5404bf 3765759e74cd2ec3ddcaf 03070cfc169c6c8 bf6b896ce324632b242 4b145e185d006a1e2190 b660023e561b6728ef54

112.

AM(58).amr

330e9eaa04062348 03b61a67545bccc1

113.

AM(59).amr

86eb260d53f65c215 0bee2269fcb27fd7f99f83 b9369ab6134912a 34a8c958cdc99ec30e 6071e849b5a6d626de23 543c3b100b452be07e56

114.

AM(6).amr

898930a8ee7ed2c0 56e0e611a2507bb3

115.

AM(60).amr

e90b4eeb1f13c3908 f50863130614a4f98caf7 45c07cf81afc09 3c7103fc71504c8e04c f14d3819b31cc1c47cde2 02d68446b0691721d52 bb85a8383c5dca257779 f2fb07a0d5de6ceb7f6

116.

AM(61).amr

fddd985925e1e244 4f68ed6501e61a0a

117.

AM(62).amr

a6a5023a62baef4b 2186a617dd10f15c

54

118.

AM(63).amr

49f52bddd4dd131d 0a4963a4a839efdd

2f0ea984ab37411e6870 33b8342537625f10b1e7 353b42863f0b4fc9e857e 031c241cc716dd86b6 a9ac2682b355a9ba6411 8e93cbfd69e05ac91a0e 27fc8993d2834ad30937f d18a7abc54dd56cc3ae ad151fb79af58ae6d87fe e4ea98a7214381ee97 E4c999944f6241059a81 0277ceb0da6d7bf778ce 717c2fef936bd509daeaf 74a78c7ecbe0d10aa9f ca08abbb40d42cd4a6f9 5654ad3663c504f661a0

119.

AM(64).amr

5ee98deb1f7b0d8af 711aea1b2bccbf

120.

AM(65).amr

ab39a2c565762b27 9d02dcc5f8dabd32

121.

AM(66).amr

13ee36d2d186f8a0 4c1a539b78e34c94

122.

AM(67).amr

85c137c0ceb6d759 051fb984059be3c9

123.

AM(68).amr

7a8900b8366071b4 8a88dedcd18dfb2b

124.

AM(69).amr

e853ce0ddbcd9184 202fd8a23ee92271

125.

AM(7).amr

63b8a5a6c2732647 303ae34d73b1ff

126 AM(70).amr

c35dc5bbd03948f61 5280a64ef94f869bbe1a6 feecd59e20d7660 31285b09efab4e5a4e7 aaf1e9a16ca2bfc22956a 6da4d7e8c06153f0329

127 AM(71).amr

F1c3b4554963c238 072d2352d1efb4ba

128 AM(72).amr

04d138013cfc758d4 872808ff0ef53f4b572573 29d0d42e922b5cd 607973f4292a215913

55

129 AM(73).amr

85a1dbf087f948f25 5268c77643e70cf

6124a3aac72fa69d4eee 8e0490a8c5832a4bc15d

130 AM(74).amr

8ccfda69e55d15818 1e3b75bb761621987930 2a3363f70ad9d9 e44aae378ab90afc4152 c8f24917eef6abaa3a389 c708e26ff54260affa5 96be78e4ed0265cb9f83 92b7089bd6cf3c19c780 d83b998a6119af6ee7ce e82a8f8e1a9bd723ec77 1

131 AM(75).amr

4ce4cdec27a7b07b 4704ff4ee49428d

132 AM(76).amr

e8240dc85126ce01 e9e6v5ad1adf9f4d

133 AM(77).amr

08ad3b207305c609 41e70cab49243724

134 AM(78).amr

8f3d6c4d6356bf2d4 00c9bdb3143a50b

147ba00c9da8da9cf4b4 93eb98b60ac6f7f185b0 98a9b97bde19c2a24ff73 80daef88f131ad51fd8

135 AM(79).amr

87140733ee1f67fb7 1010740edb8d0af

136 AM(8).amr

3f90e774c1891bad7 66c0fcb0443016333b95 02d4b3094cb2c7 5a19880e2b2ba94121d2 2bf3bcad6664e5112d66 ef63b88cc69258dc77442 4

137 AM(80).amr

50a0ef23f79dacf9fd 1a07dcf2a5901

138 AM(81).amr

9f9b267b40e2dd91 decd94c7e47f9edc

a0dd730aec4a72659675 234051f35423f7307a1

56

139 AM(82).amr

e49a977ccd23568a 1eeb3196eb9ddd30

7ef0516b104eec19185d 7a3e81bd7491476a97d4 6ad81509825ddfe1cb1c 2c2e542097a600c6f6f0 98c8d1d61441f24dd5e1 6bebac4691d1f5bf8aah

140 AM(83).amr

d62e5f8f6e97b32ee 4a13fdcdaf9a712

141 AM(84).amr

238ffbf6292e4d7e9 1093e70c0b9888

142 AM(85).amr

7ef31c3d79bd0bba2 E82a87fb5c6398161866 2d9024ef0f779a1 1782a65244d3c98b7310

143 AM(86).amr

6f233a495d0cd8627 A8a86ba36f54d291adae acafbac5ad558e4 936d24151845d5742783 12d44753fad24bb56a35 83524130a786b2167eff 4cf2f1a71393d200cca70 43116716d8471b8e63a

144 AM(87).amr

bcfob3733610163fc b18ce26d10a58f

145 AM(88).amr

3307741b466841d3 37e701a2c7c223c6 0

146 AM(89).amr

734ed59e438c4e87 56fab7330780d047 8

116712a5813530602e18 b88c6407d4eda804bce1

147 AM(9).amr

6b7eae355b33e874 3c05d5c32e366ea

b7683abd14acb8e30092 ddfb762c199b04c51482

148 AM(90).amr

e3f5cc63e4192dd8c e8798ad3e8e5e500397f ed453f0a420f2be 57140cdb41665be16d02

57

149 AM(91).amr

508785b5124c546a 3f7747e07630ab10

894faa72351067461d8d e67d533f138edc119bb C9f4eba2eac4b258aac6 b2c148b58fc1c2f24d19 c2ae5df6732df20cfd3a7 4d774f6a128c91bddb8 92412001792df8a75d02 81d44a253d0af74c4654 bad7bae58dfa0195c3efe 58ce78cae24ebd2cd5 cb63c1d9a742fe32ca493 2972e8fc245987fa52 1313ec006f2b582d1c98 921c64448ff170bf009b e400cabddb31b172213d f1e8a4201333f0adfb

150 AM(92).amr

bd6050a43d128f06 38d26ff2f1192c83

151 AM(93).amr

fd5acd5b3f251cea3 1332ddf80340e2d

152 AM(94).amr

37e92deb6180d8fe 64792154f473284d

153 AM(95).amr

f8a941f4741d478a3 2d364df27bbce

154 AM(96).amr

383b3387e76496d9 ec5e282353d4ed46

155 AM(97).amr

6c208fc006081b0f0 031f6437dde1

156 AM(98).amr

2663bb90db41c17d 6328d43b0b7ecbbf

157 AM(99).amr

5027532f41995cbe2 7222132bad01c4aab9b0 e2529c99b9dfbe 9d75906743789c111b0f a25a998837bc2c67919f 983531525524844fbd61 a5695801838e79ge7446 b6165b801817fe1025c3

158 ASSAR(2).amr

9a1f621f10a3c2c00 283fcd4eb2fb278

160 ASSAR.amr

4431ebcb877359c1 ab2b8809cefb9282

58

161 at home.amr

898930a8ee7ed2c0 56e0e611a2507bb3

6071e849b5a6d626de23 543c3b100b452be07e56 ac876b83e16d1243723f 806532950f802b80612

162 Clip (1031).amr

4ef818a736eb1fbce df31ce875505c

163 Clip (250) 48.amr 164 Clip (255) 49.amr 165 Clip (266) 51.amr 166 Clip (274) 54.amr 167 Clip (283) 56.amr 168 Clip (287) 57.amr 169 Clip (291) 58.amr 170 Clip (293) 59.amr

1a5c56b16a4f44a90 16601f17c706da3a63eb 333a14d30da5e37 7d3227ee566eb199 f9d7aa37e685d09 de0d106639bf71fd5 aa89dfd7cb2787 6c5946586d39e174 a3078b77d1a4613b 612c12ee86a22d58 c63730b2ead2135f faefd8eefb388a295 2e780fb8c7412bc 387178011bdbc4dd b54d85ae0d811479 e600ffcdd4c20a5613793 c84efab9f876789c40ff50 649caaf872dfb8639 07a5bd22dd11ac8bed67 bbe9f0ecefcf6d451da87c 1ad27f067c1ab6b61a63 a2192b9d73f0547a6615 222a4f2ef344a13c2cd93 4b447d92924dd495df dad5a44f85c41ed2cf0cc 9e8f30925ac59be1780 2b353f00e6eeb0ae1024 2315562d79cf3e8b3bed

0c91d7c2cd5a5f5a0 501860c5160c66ed9025 b696ceaa8336cba 3b6139a14db41ddba949 e

171 Clip (294)

2838332dc0bf9e457 66c4677ba077f607a902

59

60.amr

0f77fbf1d382a5f

9770cbada637adee882a 3

172 Clip (296) 62.amr 173 Clip (297) 63.amr 174 Clip (304) 65.amr 175 Clip (307) 67.amr 176 Clip (311) 68.amr 177 Clip (336) 89a.amr 178 Clip (351) 90a.amr 179 Clip (362) 91a.amr

1d2645cfaa2ed1645 3ee3630d46ee27845674 00f94d65500b8382 6dfca9276164ab18f bcab265ff2b2e05 80d03cbe8323b3ca 41a196cfab9281c7 93fdff9736115bff06 4209f2be18577 f3d206aecf4d4000950 dd5bb42dfff409a3a4ae2 cb541527423bceec163 226c3992e81b51427ebe 986ff626dbaafb13dd71 ed24e538e8df27a12bfa2 3e20c64f7145de88512

1889251c5cd6ce7fd a51b359a40ce38baba6d b6541854d816e55 a5b4618e2dbf1118 b8bd84709bc2cead 9972083051ece71c 385ea5f3c0735bdd d76d3e0053986678 67f1d2e8ddf99032 26d2834fccad078f14 ed636b37a75dd48e3445 36a2267eecb3bf04af0a 877985fb63f071eca614b 86f801527ebab854e0d fd0a08108501bd970138 ad447da3517d178e4485 c72

180 Clip (366) 92a.amr 181 Clip (373)

e11004056c95626d 1858a6e5b268445a

0aaf9d31b9c76bf768701 5168cee5a0de8a6f57b

352cf4e204edc741d 52cebe78cfa947b5271b

60

93a.amr 182 Clip (395) 95a.amr 183 Clip (399) 96.amr 184 Clip (407) 97a.amr 185 Clip (417) 99a.amr 186 Clip (418) 100a.amr 187 Clip (424) 81a.amr 188 Clip (430) 82a.amr 189 Clip (431) 83a.amr 190 Clip (437) 84a.amr 191 Clip (447) 85a.amr 192 Clip (486)

89068c360d963 ac19e9543b039de9 273337111223feaf

2d954f62879ba48b21b4 f96a80faea72e5384e568 937801bfd3e1a0878a2

9205fb7c196c4ed02 b6efde68bb8cfa3a95e66 3537ea2b652cd7c 30ef527a90f5150e6 3d10917a4b73bb a6908d969d5e5141 e0d743e7697ad322 5ab6a3ed784918d7 e3ee8eb7033127 eea9fbbbfbe29dfa4 7819ed7feb951d9 47deab2505f3cbcfc 3b703abcd3dd3a0 75c9eb1eca82c3ae 5efaec52ad5ec01d a78ea381488d8688 9219cc896229856b 078d9403729c0f6490f 1d96660b7fb99646074df 0deb164fe9715d2e4c1 21fc225a6a75ed5d280a ee10ae9a084aab1d017c 35cebdec47862f919303 0622af2fe228eabfe3c4f 3ccc00856099e7f740f11 9aa676855bbd6c3d008 d22b9c90b0e80646757e 5afacfd5dd7453ced87c 40f00537268f868f8352b ad72a7930395226 7e63634327e165bcc861 5f933070fb1f1aae192

e53f44d2c46b5784ff 87695bcb3f83e7895cfa1 3198ee71e40501 330e9eaa0406e348 57e4c57ff87b84de0b4 4b145e185d006a1e2190

61

86a.amr 193 Clip (495) 87a.amr 194 Clip (541) 73a.amr 195 Clip (547) 74a. amr

03b61a67545bccc1

b660023e561b6728e5f4

86eb260d53f65c215 0bee2269fcb27fd7f99f83 b9369ab6134912a fddd985925e1e244 4f68ed6501e61a0a a6a5023a62baef4b 2186a617dd10f156 34a8c958cdc99ec30e f14d3819b31cc1c47cde2 02d68446b0691721d52 bb85a8383c5dca257f77 9f2fb07a0d5de6ceb7fe

196 Clip (553) 75a.amr

49f52bddd4dd131d 0a4963a4a836839e fdd

2f0ea9342b37411e6870 33b8342537625f10b1e7

197 Clip (568) 76a.amr 198 Clip (569) 77a.amr 199 Clip (570) 78a.amr 200 Clip(575) 79a.amr 201 Clip (584) 80a.amr 202 Clip (585)

13ee36d2d186f8a0 4c1a539b78e34c94 85c137c0ceb6d759 051fb984059be3c9 7a8900b83660771b

27fc8993d2834ad30937f d18a7abc54dd56cc3ae 80151fb79af58ae6d87fe e4ea98a7214381ee97c` e4c999944f6241059a81

48a88dedcd18dfb2b 0277ceb0da6d7bf778ce e35dc5bbd03948f61 5280a64ef94f869bbe1a6 feecd59e20d7660 31285b09efab4e5a4a7

04d138013cfc75ad4 872808ff0ef53f4b572573 29d0d42e92245cd 85a1dbf087f948f25 607973f4292a215193 6124a3aac72fa69d4eee

62

68a.amr 203 Clip (591) 98a.amr 204 Clip (647) 712a.amr 205 Clip (677) 23a.amr 206 Clip (684) 24a.amr 207 Clip (689) 25a.amr 208 Clip(693) 27a.amr 209 Clip(696) 28a.amr 210 Clip(699) 29a.amr 211 Clip(710) 30a.amr 212 Clip(711) 31a.amr 213 Clip(713)

5268c77643e70cf 4ce4cdecb27a7b07 b4704ff4ee49428d e49a977ccd23568a 1eeb3196eb9ddd30 23ffbf6292e4d7e91 09d3e70602b9888

8e0490a8c5832a4bc15d c8f24970eef6ab8a3a389 c78e26ff54260affa5 7ef05164101eec19185d 7a3e81bd7491476a97d4 98c8d1d61441f24dd5e1 6bebac4697d15fbf3aab

7ef31c3d79bdobba2 e82a87fd5c6398161a66 2d9024ef0f779a1 17a2a65244d3c98b7310

6f233a4d5d0cd8627 a8a6ba36f54d291adae9 acafbac5ad558e4 3307741b466841d3 37e701a2c7c236c0 734ed59e438c4e75 6fba7c30780d0478 3692415845d5742783 4cf2f1a71363d2006ca70 43116716d8471b8e63a 116712a5813530c02e18 b88c6407d4eda80b4ce1

d3f5cc63e4192dd8c e8798ad3e8e5e500397f ed453f0a420f2be 508785b5124c546a 3f7747e07630ab10 bd6d50a43d128f06 58d26ff2f1192c63 fd5acd5b3f2516ea3 57140cdb41665be16d02 894faa72351067461d8d e67df33f138edce119bb c9f4eba2eacb4258aac6b 2c148b58fc1c2f24d19 c2ae5df6732bf20cfd3a7

63

32a.amr 214 Clip(715) 33a.amr 215 Clip(716) 34a.amr 216 Clip(721) 35a.amr 217 Clip(725) 36a.amr 218 Clip(727) 37a.amr 219 Clip(734) 22a.amr 220 Clip(737) 38a.amr 221 Clip(738) 39a.amr 222 Clip(751) 40a.amr 223 Clip(752) 41a.amr 224 Clip(754)

1332ddf80340e2d 37e92deb6180d8fe 64792154f473284d f8a941f4741d4078a 32d364df427bbce 383b3387e7c496d9 e65e282353d4ed46 bf86c208fc006081b 0f0031f6437dde1 2663bb90db41c17d 6328d43b0b7ecbbf

4d774f6a128c91bddb8 92412001792df8a75d02 81d44a253d0af74c4654 bad7bae58dfa0195c3efe 586e78cae24eb8d2cd5 cb63c1d9a742fe326a49 32972e8fc245d98752 1313ec006f2b582d1c98 921c64448ff170bf009b e400cabddb31b157213d f1e8a42013333f08adfb

5027532f41995cbe2 7222132b9d01c4aab9b0 e25296c99b9dfbe 9d75d06745789c111b0f

c3d4751cafb732609 9af536c02d653828eda5 8386b52d111b108 fd346b0dcd4fc3789 894667c39463101 457bff022102425eb 75b6199bb941180 9b2f8329e905f6c12 737834ad53cfdf1 Befad92b622419e3 dddc460aa4e3b3e400e7 48f818be4e7c4c399881c 04150e1d33c86f0776 bf4c0794df4b52c53a3e9 ef548a8c43df7b124fe c912bdcf1fe30c94266eff 63ed1360a0d0514819 8d608fb8f450fb10ef79a5

64

42a.amr 225 Clip(775) 43a.amr 226 Clip(777) 44a.amr 227 Clip(786) 45a.amr

0e12c15781465311 5047ee6b38c490ca 0515daf4d54f9147 62a3af76dbd7ff1ae 0ae393d26a967ff 917de1a060b9ba97 34ec142f81055931

1bb91ba4b592d2ab83 34851a1e697223ba221e a7f0609cf3ce551fa404 caff2e8d2bbb94820b979 45dbfbd9009473a2179 666de6107d0cae1b4400 749b84dc24d4e005a78f 3

228 Clip(790) 46a.amr 229 Clip(791) 47a.amr 230 Clip(794) 48a.amr 231 Clip(799) 49a.amr 232 Clip(805) 50a.amr 233 Clip(806) 51a.amr 234 Clip(810) 52a.amr

0ae9407b1e655af6f 72d787420857bbf7 467080efaa0e12b5 db844b11f20b0c0f

30474128e3d3c13fca86 b0b1a1c2fc6f36d233a0 07688b5863c7fee10d6e 108fbcae1955bbcada47

08c3fae0c60077a2b 06b93c9dea67fd67bc79 b4cf603d47af3f2 5b66cd8dc2577f582b2f

9c0c04f371bb9d589 887c8b514c8f639ceafe4 201f969b97a8a1 e52bcf303cca9ef09 edee6f0e7ceb041 217bdafae63679f95 3e70c5954494553 412ce8a2cdd64c97e0a 7ac0b20dbb39a6b094ee 72ed690dd1ec4d3c32ae 0f58fa77abc5370616ff1c 5d72653f09579f7e26

fe20049fbcb95c5f24 503500e3ea141761d686 0888e02e9e34f2 2056b8bf613bbca19ff3

65

235 Clip(814) 53a.amr 236 Clip(816) 54a.amr 237 Clip(818) 55a.amr 238 Clip(819) 56a.amr 239 Clip(822) 57a.amr 240 Clip(824) 58a.amr 241 Clip(828) 60a.amr 242 Clip(832) 61a.amr 243 Clip(836) 62a.amr

f5e6257eabb37714 06d48ce7ddb7d94f

d9f3e9013c8559da632f6 25886d0187191e1cb8f

91d41c18cf77da9e1 c0bf14d456fa0e540f315 cbc4faccf6184c4 655cbb939f7f04ad6 a3d2f7a22803ad8 9b74704af148fd3f7 a7461546df93f861 c7273ae9ffaba34ce 957b1a69c6b2805 2361f9c860c3c908f a201dbfcd5048e9 5e2e812a681650c1 de3767bed7e765d4 bacb117b2ae95664d51 2abfaa3bf4822fd6a9061 dc5e9dc182404eb2328 32560d2b8f86f8e54bd8d a8365e43da115fa92d0 460dd93ef2e134a6c9bd 9fd886b062cf9044b97bc aade456c55e4f5795d4b 5bec7d676f0b11fc27f3 686666c6bd3d8802b161 d72c777aa7489790704a

cce870b06ecf64284 3f052d641a224abbb7c4 aa4e0c3611bc529 563425e04aa196d6 848f457a3ed20591 b 46ef3f5ba05415373f5 ce1d88e315077116ca2f 3e74f982648e6a0284b9

244 Clip(841) 63a.amr 245 Clip(848)

1664616735f894b5 bd7e0b3e135fbbe9

2a8d30abbf03f551f8a5b e2cd9af2bd5c953e23

aeda9c6aaf7c61a73 dce151080098d0e89ff9b

66

65a.amr 246 Clip(849) 66a.amr 247 Clip(854) 67a.amr 248 Clip(856) 1a.amr 249 Clip(857) 2a.amr 250 Clip(858) 3a.amr 251 Clip(865) 4a.amr 252 Clip(881) 6a.amr 253 Clip(927) 7a.amr 254 Clip(945) 9a.amr 255 Clip(953) 10a.amr 256 Clip(955)

68b9cb86c4c3036

ccdcad9c9f160e1c96e

c7d3c0a9afc68147e 9a3e752f3c142a4c4226 178b9d9e1bf70ce e076d215a5c33427 28ece1a77879f401 eb20c185e849d69d e33009ea863a361e 9dd27bfc8675944310fa 2400d47ec1313f2e7a08 669f050b91135c448cb2 0adf5b24a751b5a825c0 17911640d6aabb63d874

13fcce0b50bb153c5 4e3d233a2eb36ad932f2 3b8d930a30b78b3 50eb9ef51436375a0064

b81b7a9685f26bc2c 243b0bd72d1787372d73 6199f22fc1659df e3eeeb86f03d601fa 6b0767713be1ae5 9c09740fd4204d68db2f f2c5f8f9e13df619208ffcd f56d3febcad02478b

d9f80937bdeb7c9c6 8fae806ecf63bfcf378492 6c5136196cb7992 dc1f7b39153219361

70c90a4c556a7dfea e72715c33be1b8fca911 6746f2cce884381 aaec56e558980638 832c8344c171cada 12fa27047ae31960 489779608dd2e71b 0694d7464e2757e059b1 abb7a081e22c3b0c76a1 fd7692ae01ff272b1b64 da311a662ab43b297b67 0ec949b7ca86e6a6563

89b2f3c7f774776f30 f1ab31d03aef5b63aa194

67

11a.amr 257 Clip(963) 12a.amr 258 Clip(965) 13a.amr 259 Clip(979) .amr

4ad60379071ff5e 4b939396f7ad2f1c7 6cd00981cf9f182 829de11313f6afab0 1731f95311b4e3b 39e2b7e780eb0474 201d69c75d9b38d0

f9bcf8cc815953e64ee 3f1ac6276f299a26c49b1 7e5ca66005b374aeb63 8854bbdd332a369c5877 63f329445cf420545cd6 063ae4e28b8310bb55fc c30187d55a153ee8a7cf 497d77c5fed45bfb009c4 f28270b70dc2d96034d c4dc61b099e21273c46e 886814dcdbf520e84709 d6cee20db2e486a4a764 aa8000b5fde3bdc048a6

260 Clip.amr

1853ec1091a4d504 c387b882c01d71cb

261 Ig.amr

72b90a72232f1381 34099ce1906aeb94

262 saheb(2).amr

c8fd6b1f0e3d40569 53537fec8d2a530

263 saheb.amr

01dc4f57873123633 4e6c39bfdf3bc5b7749d3 80335fd9b1d1ef3 5a7cead934d23a01320

264 targat.amr

6104e25f533ced5dc c21b49ca41e5803a9988 5e774ba4e30288d 1534f6f79d131cbaaa8 A52ab83cac53b0919384 390e440a51f3f075806b 747cd08d3c644b22c1d3 7d8c83c2c5fdc1edd3c2 773e630ab73163b4925a

265 vaishnav(2) .amr 266 vaishnav .amr

b81bd5a3db8ffa404 caa448b3ae752c ebc4466729985547 626300983ba52c2e

267 xxxx971.amr

8679af50518823a5

68

341b30a4d1bf11df

0c28e48b6afbb735265f

The image of the pen drive was taken by using FTK Imager Software installed in the said desktop computer and then the image was written to a Sony make 4.7 GB capacity Blank DVD (Recordable only once). The hash value of the image file written on the sfaid blank DVD (Recordable only once) was again taken and compared to the Hash value of the pen drive and found to be the same. The audio files were copies to another Sony make 4.7 GB capacity blank DVD as a workable copy for the investigation purposes. The Hash value of audio files copied to said DVD were taken again and compared to the earlier hash values, and found to be same.

The said pen drive was sealed in an envelope under the dated signature of we the panchas and marked as Exhibit -1. The said Sony make 4.7GB capacity DVD containing image of the pen drive was sealed in an envelope under the dated signature of we the panchas and marked as Exhibit -1a. The said Sony make 4.7 GB Capacity DVD containing copies of the audio files marked as Exhibit -1b under the dated signature of we the panchas.

69

Shri GL Singhal, informed that these files contains telephonic conversation between him and Shri. Amit Shah, the then MoS (Home), Gujarat State in the month of August and September 2009 relating to misuse of the police for extra legal purposes in miscarriage of justice. Shri. GL Singhal, accused produced another pen drive which is of San Disk make 8 GB capacity, Shri GL Singhal stated that the said pen drive contains the recorded conversation between the following persons in a meeting called in the month of November 2011 to decide the strategy to obstruct the investigation of the Ishrat Jahan fake Encounter case. The said meeting was held in a private chamber of Advocate General. The name of the persons attended the meeting are as under: 1. Shri Kamal Trivedi, Advocate General 2. Shril GL Singhal, accused himself 3. Shri Rohit Verma, Advocate friend of accused Shri GL Singhal. 4. Shri Girish Chandra Murmu, Secretary to the Chief Minister 5. Shri Arun Kumar Sharma, Inspector General of Police (Gandhinagar Range) 6. Shri Praful Patel, then MoS (Home) 7. Shri Pradeepsinh Jedeja, then MoS (Law)

70

8. Shri Bhupendersingh Chudasama, Former Minister 9. Shri Tarun Barot, another accused in this case. The said pen drive was connected to a USB port of a Desktop computer installed with USB write blocker software. Thereafter, the said pen drive was opened through windows explorer and it was found the following audio files of .amr type were available/stored in the said pen drive. The hash value of pen drive has been calculated with the help of HashCalc software installed in the same Desktop computer and noted down: Hash value of the pen drive MD5: 396a6aba60b5d73dcf5ddc4843e8b963 Sha1: 1a11fd4fd2d7966cc1fd7d79bdcd0ebdbc76cc2b Further hash value of 1 audio file was also noted down against respective audio file

Sl No. 1

File names Voice000.a mr

MDS 5eace2842d26413e1c93ce 8c628ea7d3

SHA1

31d497b2c08d6d643e2 3a3452a616451d3718 e92

The image of the pen drive was taken using FTK Imager Software installed in the said desktop computer and then the image was written to a Moserbaer make 8.5 GB capacity Blank DVD (Recordable only once). The hash value of the image file

71

written on blank DVD (recordable only once) was again taken and compared to the Hash value of the pen drive and found to be the same. The audio files were copied to another Sony make 4.7 GB capacity blank DVD as a workable copy for the investigation purpose. The hash value of audio files copied to DVD were taken again and compared to the earlier hash values, and found to be the same. The said San Disk 8 GB pen drive was sealed in an envelope under the dated signature of we the panchas and marked as Exhibit -2. The said Moserbaer make 8.5 GB capacity DVD containing image of the pen drive was sealed in an encelope under the dated signature of we the panchas and marked as Exhibit 2a The said Sony make 4.7 GB capacity DVD containing copes of the audio files marked as Exhibit 2b under the dated signature of we the panchas. The facsimile of the seal used to seal the exhibits are as under. [SIT SEAL] [SITSEAL]

The panchnama was concluded at 20.00 hrs of 09.06.2013

Before me Sd/(G. Kalaimani) Dy SP, CBI CIO, SIT, Gandhinagar

72

Sd/- (BM Chonkar) PI, CBI, ACB, Mumbai Sd/- (PS Gopalakrishnan) Astt. Programmer, CBI, ACB, Mumbai Sd/- (Deep Pajeshkumar Bhavsar) PO Dena Bank, Infocity Area Branch, Gandhinagar Sd/- (Vishal Pratapbhai Pareghi), PO Dena Bank, Zonal Office Gandhinagar Sd/- (GL Singhal), the then SP (SCRB) Gandhinagar

Dated: 9.6.2013

73

ANNEXURE D RC BS1/S/2011/0005-CBI,SCB,Mumbai Date: 11.04.2013 Statement of Shri Girish Laxman Singhal, IPS, Aged 48/2013, DOB: 11.09.1965, S/o Laxman Ramji Singhal; R/o B-204, Palak Crystal, Opposite Saibaba Temple, Satellite, Ahmedabad- 380013; Phone No. 079-Nil, Mobile No9825328841; presently in judicial custody at Ahmedabad Central Prison. *** I have been arrested in this case on 21.02.2013, and I was on CBI (police custody) remand from 01.03.2013 to 06.03.2013. I was examined during my CBI remand and my statement has been recorded in that period. I am being examined again in judicial custody by you as per permission granted by the honble court. While I have been in judicial custody last few days, I have thought about the predicament that I am in and I wish to speak the truth for my inner comfort and peace. Therefore, I state the truth as follows. Background (to be kept confidential at this stage) While I had worked in DCB Ahmedabad City as ACP, a case DCB PS I CR No. 6/03 was registered about terrorist

74

conspiracy by Islamic Jehadi groups and persons. Apart from arresting many such persons, this case had given me the opportunity to learn and understand the intelligence and human angle behind it, and not all of it was recorded in the case files because of the same human and intelligence aspects. Specifically, I state that six persons from Ahmedabad had gone to PoK via Poonch in May June 2002 in three phases. In first phase, the following persons with backgrounds that I remember now, had gone:
a.

Ayub: he had four sisters; he has died (details below). Ashad: referred to as C1 hereafter; his father had died, mother was 65 years old, had two unmarried sisters, a 5 year old son and a 2 years old daughter.

b.

c.

Ovesh: referred to as C2 hereafter; his father had died, very poor.

d.

Shaukat: lived in Shahibaug/ Juhapura.

In the second phase, one person had similarly gone. His name is Hafiz: educated highly in religious/ Urdu medium; his father had fixed his marriage with a handicapped girl, so was upset. In the third phase, one more person had gone. His name was Nasir: He is untraced thereafter, may have died. His father runs a garage, had a wife and a 2-month-old daughter.

75

In short, all of them had situations they wanted to run away from. A person named Kashmiri Lala (arrested in DCB PS I CR No. 6/03) organized and motivated them to go to PoK for training. They had gone via Poonch and Akhnoor. Ayub didnt want to go in the preparatory camp within the Indian part of Kashmir, and was therefore shot there. Nasir went, but something happened in the camp in PoK and has not returned, Rest four came back to India after a training of 8 9 months. C1 and C2 came back to Ahmedabad in May 2003. Shaukat had stayed in Delhi after his return, and thus came back to Ahmedabad only in August 2003, whereas Hafiz came back in Jan 2004 but went to Mangrol, Junagadh district and thus was traced only in Dec 2004 or early 2005. The instant case relating to the death of Ishrat Jahan and three others in a purported encounter with police was the culmination of a long operation led by the IB. C1 and C2 had played a part in it as sources / operators of the IB. However, both of them were introduced to Shri Rajinder Kumar, then JD SIB, Ahmedabad by Shri DG Vanzara, who was briefed by me

about the intelligence I had collected through them (while investigating DCB PS I CR No. 6/03) and convinced him that these two persons as well as Shaukat and Hafiz did not deserve to be prosecuted in that case. After that, Shri Rajinder Kumar had taken over C1 and C2 completely, and both had

76

played roles given by the IB in the operation that finally culminated in the encounter. After the encounter on15.06.2004, C1 and C2 are not available in Ahmedabad as they have been removed and kept under complete IB tutelage or control somewhere. I will be able to locate Shukat and Hafiz and give that information. However, it would not be safe till the IB control is counteracted, and crucial exposure or action about IB role takes place. Once that happens, it should be possible to locate C1 and C2. Till that time, I request that this part of the disclosure may be kept confidential and not put on record.In the last week of April 2004, Shri D.G.Vanzara had given me instructions to keep a watch at Ahmedabad Railway Station as some LeT member was coming to carry out some nefarious activity in Ahmedabad/Gujarat. I along with some of my subordinate officers Tarun Barot, RI Patel and BA Patel with some of their men in private vehicles had watched and conducted surveillance at Ahmedabad Railway Station. During the surveillance (I dont remember the exact date), I had narrowed down one suspect (who later turned out to be Jishan Johar) who probably would have come by Jammu-Tawi Express, as the timing of arrival of the said train was corroborative. Perfect description of the suspect was not given to me. By my experience I had narrowed down the suspect

77

(Jishan Johar) and followed him. He met one person (C1) and along with C1 the suspect walked out of the railway station and went along with him by a twowheeler. The suspect carried a small cloth bag. I did not follow the two-wheeler. On being asked about identification features of the suspect, I further explain that I was told the suspect would call a number in Ahmedabad to meet his contact. It also became clear later that the person C1 who came to meet Jishan Johar was in contact with the SIB, Ahmedabad. As we didnt receive any information, we continued our surveillance and watch at the railway station. After an hour, I received a call from Shri Vanzara to withdraw the surveillance. On being shown my weekly diary for the week ending 01.05.2004, I state that on 29.04.2004 I had written office work in my diary and made a case diary on that day from 11:00 to 13:00 hrs. I state that this watch was kept on that day but I had not shown it my diary as it was confidential work. Moreover, the case diary was about work done in the office for that case and the time duration of the case diary may not have been the actual time of the day during which I had done the work mentioned in the case diary. After two-three days, I was given an address by Shri DG Vanzara, for verification. I had deputed PSI Shri CJ Goswami to verify it. After verification, I reported back. I had been given instructions by Shri Vanzara to keep a watch on the address,

78

which is on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, in Gota Housing, and also to watch the movement of the inmate. Accordingly, PSI Shri CJ Goswami was deputed to visit the place and was reporting to me and, in turn, I was reporting the same to Shri Vanzara. Jishan Johar was this inmate, and the contact C1 had housed him there as per arrangements made by the SIB, Ahmedabad, and the contact C2 was also assisting the stay of Jishan Johar in that house by making logistical arrangements and even staying with him there. In the third week of May (I dont recollect the exact date; it could be 19th or 20th of May, 2004), again Shri Vanzara had instructed me to keep a watch at the Railway Station as some other LeT member might be coming, and that a surveillance team of the SIB would follow him and watch his movement. Accordingly, I and some of my subordinates Tarun Barot, RI Patel, CJ Goswami and BA Patel with some of their men in private vehicles kept a watch at the Railway Station since morning. In the afternoon at around 1200 Hrs, I was informed that the person who was to come had reached Shahalam Dargah and that he was meeting C1 there. Immediately, I along with my BA Patel and CJ Goswami had rushed to Shahalam Dargah. Since this area is densely populated by Muslims, it was difficult to carry out surveillance. So we kept our watch at a distance. I had noticed that Jishan Johar was entering in Shahalam

79

Dargah along with C1. This dargah has two gates, one in the front and the other at the back. One team led by BA Patel had kept watch at the back gate he informed me that one suspected person had come out from the back gate and went out in an auto rickshaw, which they were following. So I also joined this team. The suspect had changed his shirt by now. He went to various places: Kaanch ni Majid, Astodia, Dilli Darwaja. We lost him at Dilli Darwaja. So we retraced the earlier places, and found him again at Kaanch ni Masjid. The suspect asked a kite-seller about trains going to Delhi at that time, and the seller told him about Ashram Express. The suspect left immediately in an auto rickshaw, so we followed him, and I also reported this to Shri Vanzara. I was instructed to continue the surveillance. As instructed by Shri Vanzara, I deputed some officers to track the suspect till his destination. I had deputed CJ Goswami to follow the suspect, and also sent as a back up team Shri VD Vanar with his men to help CJ Goswami without telling CJ Goswami that I was sending another team. I had also not given VD Vanar any idea about what this was all about he was simply asked to board Ashram Express for Delhi and await instructions. The suspect reached Delhi and was untraceable after a point. The team that followed him to Delhi was instructed to wait till further orders. Some days later, PG Vaghela was sent by me to Delhi to replace CJ Goswami. After a few days, after discussions with Shri

80

Vanzara, I had called back the team as nothing fruitful was coming out. Shri Vanzara had told me that this suspect who had come to Ahmedabad and gone back to Delhi had delivered weapons to Jishan Johar. Since I had applied for my earned leave and the same was sanctioned, I proceeded on leave on 22.05.2004 to my native place. Nothing significant transpired prior to my proceeding on leave. My leave was sanctioned for 15 days, but due to my ill health, I curtailed my tour and came back to Ahmedabad. On 28th morning, I received a call from Shri Vanzara who told me to curtail my leave and to join duty as some important work was going on and my presence was required. So, despite my illhealth, I joined duty. On the same day, I was instructed to interrogate one suspect who was lodged at Arham farm house. I came to know that this suspect was lifted by a team of Crime Branch Dr NK Amin, Shri Tarun A Barot, Shri IK Chauhan along with MK Sinha, and Shri Rajiv Wandkhede of the SIB from Gota crossing on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on 26th May, 2004. As instructed, I had gone to Arham Farm and saw one suspect who was not in a condition to even speak properly and therefore, I left the place. After three-four days, Shri Vanzara had told me that he, the Joint Director SIB Shri Rajinder Kumar, and NK Amin had tried to interrogate the suspect, but had failed to extract any information from him. As I had to obtain some

81

prosecution sanction relating to a POTA case, I went to Gandhinagar Secretariat. While coming back to Ahmedabad, I visited Arham Farm, where the suspect was lodged. I came to know then that while Shri NK Amin was interrogating him, the suspect snatched the service pistol of Shri NK Amin and fired at NK Amin. However, fortunately, the bullet missed Shri NK Amin. It was reported to Shri Rajinder Kumar, the JD IB, Shri PP Pandey, Joint CP Crime Branch, and Shri DG Vanzara. Thereafter I was given the responsibility to interrogate this suspect and to get information from him. I had kept Shri BA Patel with me while interrogating this suspect. After sustained and tactful interrogation, the suspect started speaking and revealed his name as Amjad Ali, a native of Sargoda in Pakistan, and his motive to carry out some terrorist strikes in densely populated Hindu area of Ahmedabad. He also told me about the LeT Deputy Commander Muzammil. He also told me that he had received a bullet injury on his shoulder while crossing the LoC in Kashmir, and that he had received treatment at Srinagar hospital and then in Delhi. Next day early morning, I told the same to Shri Vanzara. I was admired and praised by the Joint Director, IB, Shri Rajendra Kumar and Shri Vanzara. However, I was told not to visit the place thereafter. In spite of that, once I had visited the place and met the suspect. By that time he was very co-operative. He was also made to talk on the sat phone and on a cell phone for furthering this

82

controlled operation. On 09.06.2004 at around 10:15 pm, I had received a message from Shri DG Vanzara to speak to him on phone. When I called him accordingly, he had instructed me to meet Shri Rajinder Kumar, JD IB, Ahmedabad at his residence, A2 Samarpan Flats, Ahmedabad. Accordingly I reached there. I was told by the JD, IB that Javed @ Pranesh Pillai, who was under watch by the IB for his associations and activities with Amjad Ali, was coming to Ahmedabad along with a girl. The JD said that these persons would come in an Indica car, gave me its number and colour (blue), and asked me to pick up both persons before they reached Ahmedabad. I thought the idea of picking up the girl was bad: first, the girl was not needed for our operational purposes, and it could also lead to complications. Therefore, I had opined that we should allow them to reach Ahmedabad, and then wait for an opportunity to take the boy alone. I dont know why Shri Rajinder Kumar insisted on lifting both en-route. Finally, I declined to do it. Therefore, Shri Rajinder Kumar talked to Shri Vanzara, who directed Shri NK Amin to reach Shri Rajinder Kumars house. After an hour, Shri NK Amin came and as directed by the JD IB, he along with other team members proceeded out of Ahmedabad. On

12th morning, Shri Vanzara had called me and informed that a secret place is required for some discreet work / meeting, and asked me to arrange the same. As I had no resources, he had instructed PSI Shri KS Desai, who had arranged Khodiyar Farm

83

on the outskirts of Ahmedabad City. On 12th evening I came to know that the lift has happened and both persons have been brought to Khodiyar farm by the team of Crime Branch. A week away, on 19th June 2004, was Rathyatra festival, and Crime Branch is an important and vital part of the bandobast as the entire moving bandobast has always been managed by Crime Branch. More than 2000 officers and subordinates had to be deployed for the same along with arrangements of vehicles etc. Being the ACP of Crime branch I had to look after all these things. In this connection, on 13.06.2004 I had called up Shri PP Pandey, Joint CP, Crime Branch, who told me to contact Shri Vanzara. So I called up Shri Vanzara, who had asked me to come to Khodiyar Farm. Accordingaly, I had reached Khodiyar Farm with my Reader Shri DH Goswami and had met Shri Vanzara. Shri Rajinder Kumar, the JD IB, Shri NK Amin and some sub-ordinate staff were also present there. These three seniors were interrogating one lady and one gent (i.e Ishrat Jahan and Javed). I had discussed with Shri Vanzara about the bandobast. During this conversation, JD IB had instructed Shri Vanzara to get Janbaaz (i.e. Jishan Johar; uptil then, nobody even knew his real name, he was known only as Janbaaaz) there. So Shri Vanzara had instructed Tarun Barot to go to Gota Housing and bring Jishan Johar to Khodiyar Farm. Shri Rajinder Kumar had made a call to direct the

84

transfer of this person, who was under the watch of the SIB. After an hour or two Jishan Johar was brought to Khodiyar Farm. Shri Vanzara had then instructed me to meet him at 2000 Hrs at Bungalow No. 15 along with my Reader. Therefore, I had left Khodiyar Farm. At around 2000 hrs on 13.06.2004, I along with my Reader Shri DH Goswami had reached Bungalow No. 15 to meet Shri Vanzara in my official vehicle. When I and my Reader entered his chamber, Shri DG Vanzara was discussing with Shri Rajinder Kumar and Shri PP Pandey further plan in respect of the persons in custody: Jishan Johar, Amjadali, Javed and Ishrat. I state that the further plan of operation was about their elimination and lodging a FIR about an encounter about it. During this conversation Shri Rajinder Kumar had specifically told Shri Vanzara to get instructions from the Chief Minister about the encounter story being planned, and Shri Vanzara had said he would do the needful by speaking to both safed and kali dadhis, the code names respectively that Shri Vanzara had for the Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the MoS (Home) Shri Amit Shah and these codes were well known in the Crime Branch. Since they were so occupied, I and my Reader discussed some important points of Rathyatra

bandobast and left the office.

85

On 14th morning I was told by Shri Vanzara to go and meet Shri Rajinder Kumar in the office of SIB opposite PHQ, Shahibaug. Shri Vanzara had told me that the weapons delivered for Jeeshan Johar were kept with the SIB, and that those needed to be taken over by us for the operation that was planned. He had asked me to collect the weapons and have it delivered to Shri Tarun A Barot, who was at Khodiyar Farm. Therefore, I had gone to the SIB office, collected the weapons (a AK 56 rifle, ammunitions, magazines, two pistols and its ammunition) in a bag, and had given it to Nizam, whom I had called there, to carry and deliver them to Shri Barot at Khodiyar Farm. Later, on 14th afternoon at around 1500 hrs, when I was in my office at Gaikwad Haveli, I had received a call from Shri Vanzara. He had instructed me to meet him at Shahibaug office. Accordingly, I met him at Bungalow No. 15, Duffnala, Shahibaug with my Reader. He had showed me a complaint written in his own handwriting wherein some contents (names, number of rounds etc) were not written. It was pertaining to this case and the story of encounter in the complaint of what was registered later as Ahmedabad City DCB PS I CR No. 8/04. I had voiced my disagreement to Shri Vanzara on reading this draft complaint. My differences were basically on two points. One, the motive in the draft FIR mentioned a plan to kill the Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi; but this was wrong. Since I

86

had interrogated Amjadali, I knew the motive was different. Two, I had serious objections to killing the girl, Ishrat. I had said we let her go, and had promised to ensure that she would not spill the beans about this operation to anyone. Despite my strong objections, Shri Vanzara insisted on keeping the motive involving the Chief Minister and on killing the girl and branding her later as a woman terrorist. He had told me that this was already discussed with kali dadhi and safed dadhi, and that they wanted it that way. However, I was not convinced and felt very uneasy about it, and had left the office. Thereafter, I and almost all of the sub-ordinate officers were called for a briefing at around 2300 hrs on 14.06.2004 by Shri Vanzara at Bungalow No.15, Shahibaug. Shri Vanzara briefed them about the intelligence according to the draft FIR. During this briefing meeting, Shri Vanzara had called Shri P.P. Pandey and informed him that the gunman of Shri PP Pandey and his own gunman will be used to carry out the operation. Accordingly, Shri PP Pandey had consented and his gunman was called by Shri Vanzara, who instructed him to be an operational team member. When other officers left his chamber after the briefing, I along with my Reader tried to convince him once more about not killing the girl and changing the motive in the FIR, but he was adamant and again mentioned that kali dadhi and safed dadhi wanted it that way, and that it helped

87

them in a way I would not be able to understand. Then I had also asked Shri KM Waghela to try it with Shri Vanzara as he and Shri Vanzara had worked together for long years and Shri Waghela was close to him. Shri KM Waghela tried persuading Shri Vanzara but had failed. According to the briefing, all officers who have been mentioned in the FIR to have been there at Indira Bridge Circle had reached there at around 01:30 to 02:00 hrs of 15.06.2004. I had not carried my staff (gunman and operator) there but instead had carried along Mohan Lala Kalaswa, the commando given to me by Shri Vanzara for this operation. At this time, S/Shri DH Goswami, RI Patel, BA Chavda, and IK Chauhan were there with me at Indira Bridge Circle. After some time, Shri Tarun Barot, Shri Mukesh Vyas, and Shri Nizamuddin had also come there in Taruns official vehicle along with Commando PC Anaju Jiman Choudhary. When I was informed thereafter that the three inmates of Khodiyar Farm have been brought to the intended scene of incident, near Kotarpur Water Works, in the blue Indica car, I had instructed Shri BA Patel, who was at Arham Farm, to bring its inmate there, telling him that a change of safe house had to be effected. At around 04:00 hrs I had moved the team but had asked Shri KM Waghela and the officers in his vehicle (RI Patel, DH Goswami, BA Chavda and Mukesh Vyas) to stay put at Akshardham Tri Junction on the

88

way. I did this to avoid unnecessary crowding at the scene of shootout, and took only those who were required as per the FIR to fire. I explain here that the contents of the FIR and thus the plan to kill the four deceased persons was known to me, Shri NK Amin, and Shri Tarun A Barot; the officers and men who had later fired at the scene of crime had done it as told on the spot, and all the other subordinate officers were not aware that such an action was planned to be undertaken under the guise of the nakabandi briefing. After getting the vehicle of Shri KM Waghela to halt at Akshardham Tri Junction, I had gone ahead along with the commando Mohan Lala Kalaswa in my vehicle, and Shri Tarun Barot, Shri IK Chauhan, Head Constable Shri Nizamuddin Burhanmiyan, and the commando PC Anaju Chaudhary had followed me in the vehicle of Shri Tarun Barot, reaching the place of the incident. When we reached the scene of incident, the blue Indica vehicle having registration number MH 02 JA 4786 was parked by the central road divider, facing towards the Indira Bridge. I had seen a Crime Branch constable, Mohd. Shafi, standing near the Indica. Shri NK Amin was present there with PI Shri JG Parmar. After some time, a white Toyoto Qualis had come there and dropped before moving ahead towards Indira Bridge a Crime Branch policeman, Shri Moti Talja Desai, who had taken a blindfolded Amjad Ali Rana out of the Qualis and spoken to Shri

89

NK Amin. Shri Amin had made this blindfolded man stand near the road divider behind the Indica car. Thereafter, the officers and men named in the FIR had fired, except that Shri IK Chauhan and Shri Mohan Nanji didnt fire as they were very reluctant to do it and others had fired from their weapons. The incident, as it is known to me, happened in the manner stated above by me. Thus, the mention in the FIR of the intelligence being received by me from Shri Vanzara about 15 days before the incident (wherein the names of the three deceased men are mentioned) is factually incorrect. On being asked, I state that Shri Mohan Jha had communicated the name of Moti Talja Desai to Shri AK Sharma, IPS, after Moti had given the statement before Shri Satish Verma on 22.12.2010. Thereafter, he was made hostile with the help of Shri Mohan Jha. Other retractions happened because I was keeping a close watch on the SIT work, and reached the witnesses. On being further asked, I state that the ACIOs of the SIB Ahmedabad who coordinated with the Crime Branch on behalf of the JD IB were S/Shri MK Sinha, Rajiv Wandkhede and T Mittal, of whom S/Shri Sinha and Wankhede are still posted in Ahmedabad whereas Shri Mittal is probably posted in Rajasthan.

90

I have given several statements since the case was registered on 15.06.2004; the complaint was also recorded before me. The statement as above is the truth of the matter, while my earlier statements were meant only to support the version in the FIR of Ahmedabad City DCB PS I CR No. 8/04. However, I restate the fact that previously I had been coerced to participate in and help in certain activities intended to obstruct the process of law. Although illegal, unethical and improper, I had not declined to follow instructions because I was under a cloud in this case and Shri Amit Shah used to wield his authority by making it appear that I and my subordinate officers were being protected from incarceration by his and the Chief Ministers efforts. I have stated cryptic facts of one such matter in my statement dated 06.03.2013 as an example. I further state that there are other incidents too, and I will give details at a later date because I feel exhausted and also because the jail visitation hours are about to end. Read over and admitted to be correctly recorded.

Before me, (G.Kalaimani) DySP, CBISIT (Ishrat) Chief Investigating Officer

91

RC BS1/S/2011/0005-CBI,SCB,Mumbai Date: 17.04.2013 Statement of Shri Girish Laxman Singhal, IPS, Aged 48/2013, DOB: 11.09.1965, S/o Laxman Ramji Singhal; R/o B-204, Palak Crystal, Opposite Saibaba Temple, Satellite, Ahmedabad- 380013; Phone No. 079-Nil, Mobile No9825328841; presently in judicial custody at Ahmedabad Central Prison. *** In furtherance of my statement dated 11.04.2013, I further state as follows the details of how I had been coerced to participate in and help in certain activities by persons in positions of power for obstructing the process of law and also for abusing the process of law generally, including the investigation of this case. In the month of August 2010, when the former Minister of State (Home) of the State, Shri Amit Shah, was in judicial custody after being arrested by the CBI in the case relating to the death of Sohrabuddin in a false encounter, I was called by him several times to meet him at Sabarmati Jail, Ahmedabad. I had complied. Owing to his influence, and because of my privileges as the SP of ATS, I was not made to sign the visitors register in the jail. Shri Amit Shah had asked me to help in obtaining the

92

retractions of Shri Ramanbhai Patel and Shri Dashrathbhai Patel of Popular Builders, who are important witnesses against him in the case. As directed by him, I had met along with these two brothers Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, a senior member of the ruling party and a former Cabinet Minister, Gujarat State. The meeting had taken place at Zilla Panchayat Guest House, Gandhinagar, in the month of August 2010. Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama had stated that he had directions from the Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi for these two witnesses to turn hostile, in lieu of which he had stated that the Chief Minister had promised all protection and immunity. Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama had also asked Shri Ramanbhai Patel and Shri Dashrathbhai Patel to speak to the Chief Minister on phone but they had become very nervous and had declined the offer. In the case of Sohrabuddin and Tulsi Prajapati encounters, I was made to perform several other acts against my will for the purpose of meddling in the investigation by the CBI. I would need time to serialize and recount the acts in a coherent fashion. In the latter half of 2009, when I was posted as SP (Operations) in Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) at Ahmedabad, Shri Amit Shah had directed me several times to watch the movements of Shri Pradeep Sharma, who was then posted as Municipal Commissioner, Bhavnagar. He had also asked me to

93

put a watch on a young woman named Mansi Soni from Bhuj. I had deputed some men of the Crime Branch (as ATS was short of subordinate staff) to follow her, as directed by Shri Amit Shah. On being asked I further state that in November 2011, when the SIT was about to submit its final report to the Honble High Court, a meeting was held in the private office of Shri Kamal Trivedi, Advocate General. This office is in a building called Chambers on the SG Highway. In that meeting, apart from me and my advocate friend, Shri Rohit Verma, the following were present:
i.

Shri Kamal Trivedi: Advocate General (AG), Gujarat Shri Praful Patel: Minister of State (MoS), Home, Government of Gujarat

ii.

iii.

Shri Pradipsinh Jadeja: Minister of State (MoS), Law, Government of Gujarat

iv.

Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama Shri GC Murmu, IAS, Secretary to the CM Shri AK Sharma, IPS, IGP Gandhinagar Range Shri Tarun A Barot, DySP Mehasana

v.

vi.

vii.

94

In this meeting, the SIT members roles and what to do further was discussed. There was a suggestion to challenge the report. As I and my team members were potential accused in this serious case, I was assured that lawyers would be made available to me and my subordinate officers and men in the team. In 2009, Shri AK Sharma had procured four special mobile phones manufactured by a German company Enigma. These phones could scramble/ encrypt voice signals for secrecy even if the phones were intercepted. One each of these instruments was given by Shri Sharma to Shri GC Murmu, Shri PP Pandey and me, while he used the fourth one. The sim cards were taken by us individually, often in the name of a subordinate. I had the number 9712901345. We used to talk regarding the encounter cases and our tactics over these phones. Read over and admitted to be correctly recorded. Before me, (G.Kalaimani) DySP, CBISIT (Ishrat) Chief Investigating Officer

RC BS1/S/2011/0005-CBI,SCB,Mumbai Date: 09.06.2013

95

Statement of Shri Girish Laxman Singhal, IPS, Aged 48/2013, DOB: 11.09.1965, S/o Laxman Ramji Singhal; R/o B-204, Palak Crystal, Opposite Saibaba Temple, Satellite, Ahmedabad- 380013; Phone No. 079-Nil, Mobile No9825328841; presently in judicial custody at Ahmedabad Central Prison. *** In furtherance of my statement dated 17.04.2013, I state that I have produced today before you the following:

i.

A pen drive containing 267 call recordings in the month of August September 2009 (beginning 04.08.2009 and ending 10.09.2009) between me and Shri Amit Shah primarily, barring some between me and Shri AK Sharma, me and Shri Vaishnav (DySP CID Intelligence), and me and Shri Rajendra Asari (then SP Bhavnagar). These conversations pertain to watching the young woman Mansi Soni at Ahmedabad and watching Shri Pradeep Sharma.

ii.

A pen drive containing voice recording of one hr and ten minutes of the meeting, which was held on 16.11.2011 in the office of Shri Kamal Trivedi, AG.

96

I state that I am making efforts to find out if I have retained some other record which may be relevant evidence, including the Enigma phone I mentioned in my statement

dated17.04.2013. Before me,

(G.Kalaimani) DySP, CBISIT (Ishrat) Chief Investigating Officer

//TRUE TYPED COPY//

97

ANNEXURE E
1
G.L.Singhal: Sir the location half an hour back is that of Udyog Bhavan, Sector 11, Gandhi Nagar Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: hmm hmm hmm yes ok Sir

2 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: There are two cars ? yes Which car ? One is Honda City and the other is Swift Swift and Honda City Yes OkHonda City is theirs, isnt it ? Yes, its their car only

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: 3 Amit Shah:

Ok Yes Ok

Oh, is it ?

98

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

Yes That meansin whose car is she ? In that boys Skoda car Hmm hmm hmm Yes Ok Ok

4 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Singhal, Amit this side Sir They have left ? No sir, not yet, they are about to leave in around 10-15 minutes Amit Shah: Sodid they go for lunch or something ? G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: 5 G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: I will let you know, sir is it ? No,no they are still at the theater Still at theater, no ? yes Ok, please be vigilant at night Sure Ok

99

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

Yes Have you checked it ? Yes Have you verified with the man

deployed there ? G.L.Singhal: Yes sir, our men are there only. The location is also showing at that place only. I have checked it at the airport but she is not there Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: At what time did you check last ? At around 5 Ok Yes

6 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Where are you ? At office Sir Which Office ? Here Sir, at Sahibagh Please come to my Bungalow in an hour Yes Sir, Ok

7 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Yes Singhal Sir, she would be coming at around 5:40

100

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

No, no Sir I got a message from Vaishnav that the flight has been changed and that she would be coming now at around 5:40, so I have stationed our men as well sir

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

Oh, is it ? Yes How did Vaishnav come to know ? Sir, he told me that he got a message that the flight would arrive at 5:40 so our men have been stationed at all the places

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

Ok. Vaishnav is also working on this? Yes sir Who all are there ? Sir those two peopleone is Prabhat Singh and another is Prasad

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

Hmmhmm hmm Those three people work for me And Vaishnav is also there ? Yes sir Ok Yes

101

8 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Singhal Yes sir Who is going to take care of the phone ? Sir it will be activated once she is here. So I will take care of that Amit Shah: Vaishnav is not taking care of that, isnt it? G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: No no sir Hmm There is one Dahbisir Oh, ok Yes ok ? Yes yes Dont let Vaishnav do that work, ok ? Not at all sir Huh ??? Yes yes yes sir Andyou yourself also keep a tab. Yes yes yes sure sir So that we are well informed Yes yes yes sir sir sir Andyou got that thing ? Yes sir, I have got it

102

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

Ok Yes Ok Yes yes

9 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Singhal, Amit this side Yes sir Please keep a proper tab of the phone Yes yes sir.. Whether it has been switched on Yes yes sir..actually sir GoAir

arrives at 5:40 and Indigo arrives at 8:20 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: She is travelling by Indigo only yes yes sir sir From Bangalore to.Ahmedabad yes yes sir Ok ? Sure sir And the people with the placard. Yes sir, everything has been arranged No, no.I mean ask him in advance the hotels name G.L.Singhal: yes yes sir

103

Amit Shah:

So in case she escapes, we can keep a vigil at the hotel

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

Right right sir Ok ? yes yes sir Ask him from which hotel has he come

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

yes yes sir ***** is the name yes yes sir sir sir sir It would be either ***** or *** yes yes sir It could be written in either way sir sir, sir yes

10 (Same as 250) G.L.Singhal: Sir no one came to pick him up and no car was there and had no reservation either but he called up someone and enquired about how far is the hotel and was told about 70 kilometers far. And that rickshaw fare would amount to Rs.200 and for rickshaw and taxi fare Rs.400. Such was the call made by him Amit Shah: not audible.

104

G.L.Singhal:

any development would be informed to you sir.

Amit Shah:

did you come to know the number details ?

G.L.Singhal:

I am getting it verified from the service provider. They will provide it in the morning.

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

hmmm.Try it.. yes sir.

11 G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: She is at Ginger Yes, she is at Ginger Yes, I am trying to establish some link with the manager. Till tomorrow morning I would be able to find some. Amit Shah: Alright and a close watch should be kept there is to who all are coming and going ok G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: yes yes yes Room number and also who visits her and if she is going out with somebody G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: sure sure sure sir Increase the force as well yes yes yes

105

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

Car as well as scooter yes yes yes yes sir Ok

12(Same as 255)

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

Any information ? I have deployed people. If any

movement would be noticed we will come to know. Amit Shah: Take the details of room such as the room number and who booked it. G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: I will get it sir. hmmm. yes sir. they have vehicles? yes sir. They have vehicles keep a watch.

13 (Same as 266) Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: any news ? Sir she is about to go towards Safal at 11:30. Amit Shah: what is there that has to be seen and who is there in B block.

106

G.L.Singhal:

one person has been deployed there but no one is allowed to go inside without the permission of security. But that person is in such a position that he can hear everything. It is being asked to every visitor the person whom he or she wishes to visit

Amit Shah:

hmm, Is there any guest house inside ?

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

No sir it is entirely residential. See if there is anything like guest house. I will check sir ok ? ok , She is still there only ? yes sir. She has not yet left from here Get the number of vehicle. yes sir.

15

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

Sir Yes ? Sir, there is one Mahendra Desai, his home is there. She is there now

Amit Shah:

hmm hmm hmm

107

G.L.Singhal:

It is in the name of Sarojben, Saroj Mahendrabhai.

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

Name.Saroj Mahendrabhai? Yes But some Mahendrabhai Desai lives there ?

G.L.Singhal:

Yes. I talked to Sharma sir and he told me that she often talks to him

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: 17 (Same as 283) Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

hmm hmm ok Yes Ok Yes

where is the location right now ? At that place only and no significant movement as yet. I have just reached office

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

hmm yes. Where is ***** now ? She is there only. She has not moved yet, yes sir

Amit Shah:

Who is there has to be searched.

108

G.L.Singhal:

The thing is that she came here to meet someone and it is heard that there is something pertaining to engagement and for that she came to meet that boy.

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

hmmAnd on phone ? It is heard on phone that I will come at 11:30 and that call him at that time.

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

at that mans place ? yes sir. At his place. she received call at 8:30 am and was asked that at what time she would be coming then she told that he be called in the afternoon or evening but she herself made a call and told that she would come at 11:30. The boy may be called.

Amit Shah:

hmm., so all these talks are of before 11:00.

G.L.Singhal:

sir I tracked till the end but no calls were made after 3

Amit Shah:

so phone is off after 3 ? . Were the other calls made before 3:00 ?

G.L.Singhal:

Sir it seems that 2-3 calls were made by her to her Banglore colleagues that where are you and did you reach

109

safely? all that...and some talks about hotel reservation. Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: are they talking in Gujarati ? No sir in English. and any talks with her family ? she talked to her mother and she had probably some altercations with her sister. She told her mother that make her understand and I am going to meet that boy today or later whatever it may be. Ill let you know Amit Shah: So her father and mother are not in picture about her meeting with that boy? G.L.Singhal: No sir she talks very rudely with her mother. Amit Shah: hmm And who is that Mahendra bhai ? G.L.Singhal: That has to be checked. Our men are deployed at both front and rear gates. But it does not appear that he is her relative but he might be in her group. Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: hmm, Deploy guys at his place. yes ok yes

110

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

And who else calls ? 2-3 calls are from Bangalore. She is asked where is she calls up the hotel and takes the address and tells that they are about 70 kms away. She goes to the hotel and again receives a call from Bangalore. And at 2:35 am one call is made in English and that also appears to be from Bangalore.

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

What is the call all about ? She tells that I am exhausted and I will talk tomorrow.

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

hmm. And her another Reliance number is also placed on tracking but conversation file is not made yet. She said on the calls from Bangalore that I will call from Reliance number

Amit Shah:

hmm, hmm, So check that reliance no.

G.L.Singhal:

Sir I checked but no calls are reflecting as yet.

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

hmm, Check with the company. sir I talked to Harish but he told there is some problem in Mumbai server.

111

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

hmm, so she is in the flat only ? yes sir anything special on other phones ? no sirnothing as such how many files are there ? Aroundsir22-24 files are there. 2 files are repeating so 22 files are there.

Amit Shah:

22 files. okay

18 (Same as 287) Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Where is that woman right now ? She is there only. She hasnt come out yet . Amit Shah: please check it. It doesnt seem to be possible. G.L.Singhal: I checked the location at 6 and she was still there Amit Shah: Enquire about it . Our men are there only isnt it ? G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: 19 G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: Sir Hello. yes sir. 3 men are there ask about it and let me know sirsir

112

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

Sir she is still there only yes yes yes I talked to Vaishnav and he confirmed that no calls have been received as yet

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

Ok Yes Ok then Sure Its hasnt been switched off, isnt it ? No sir. One call was received now and she said shell talk later

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

hmm hmm hmm Yes

20 G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: Sir till 7:30 his location is there only But You have asked him as our people ? G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: From company, sir What did your men tell ? Our men are saying that she came down at 5:30 along with one boy aged around 35 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: hmm And went back upstairs

113

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

hmm We have deployed men at hotel as well, at both the places

Amit Shah:

Is there only one door or any other than that ?

G.L.Singhal:

there are two doors and men deployed at both the doors at the hotel as well

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

They should not escape in closed car. We will come to know sir and in case they come out, we will be informed by our men deployed at the hotel

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

Ok Yes

Rajendra Asari (SP, Bhavnagar) Rajendra Asari: G.L.Singhal: Rajendra Asari: G.L.Singhal: Rajendra Asari: G.L.Singhal: Rajendra Asari: G.L.Singhal: Rajendra Asari: Sahebs number sir ? 23259961 232 59961 5-99-61, ok Yes Ill talk to him sir Ok ? Now she has gone to see a kings palace near Bor Talaav

114

G.L.Singhal: Rajendra Asari: G.L.Singhal: Rajendra Asari:

Alright yes yes sir Ok ok ok Yes sir

Rajendra Asari (SP, Bhavnagar) G.L.Singhal: Rajendra Asari: right right They will straightaway go to

Bhagodara via Dholara Pipli or to Ring Road via Dholka on Sarkhej side G.L.Singhal: Rajendra Asari: G.L.Singhal: Rajendra Asari: G.L.Singhal: Rajendra Asari: G.L.Singhal: Rajendra Asari: Alright Alright Most probably towards Bhagodara right right right alright alright they have reached the highway Ok Ok Yes sir Yes sir Ok

Rajendra Asari (SP, Bhavnagar) Rajendra Asari: G.L.Singhal: Rajendra Asari: I am fine sir Fine ? Yes sir

115

G.L.Singhal:

Some secretive work needs to be done

Rajendra Asari: G.L.Singhal:

Sir Would you please tell me the location of our BMC, Municipal Commissioner secretively ?

Rajendra Asari: G.L.Singhal: Rajendra Asari: G.L.Singhal: Rajendra Asari: G.L.Singhal: Rajendra Asari:

Sharma sirs location hmm Ok, I will check it sir But secretively, ok Yes yes yes sir Ok Yes sir yes sir

At Home Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Where are you ? At office Sir Which office ? Here Sir, at Sahibagh Please come to my Bunglow in an hour Yes Sir, Ok

DB Vaishnav (Deputy SP (CID Intelligence)) DB Vaishnav: Sir, Vaishnav speaking, sorry to disturb you

116

G.L.Singhal: DB Vaishnav: G.L.Singhal: DB Vaishnav: G.L.Singhal: DB Vaishnav: G.L.Singhal:

No its ok Sir that flight is at 5:40 Arrival time ? Yes sir arrival time Ok Ok So I am reaching the airport sir Ok ok, so Ill tell them to reach there directly and Ill give you the number

DB Vaishnav: G.L.Singhal: DB Vaishnav:

sir sir Alright ? yes yes yes

DB Vaishnav (Deputy SP (CID Intelligence)) DB Vaishnav: G.L.Singhal: yes sir yes What is the strategy now? Saheb told me that you have made certain

arrangements DB Vaishnav: Saheb told me that, that lady is going to fly from Bangalore at 20:20 G.L.Singhal: DB Vaishnav: G.L.Singhal: DB Vaishnav: alright And she will go to Hotel Ram Bhagwati ok so I asked him what about that so he told me that he wanted to know the

117

details. So he said that the flight will arrive at 20:20 G.L.Singhal: DB Vaishnav: G.L.Singhal: DB Vaishnav: G.L.Singhal: DB Vaishnav: Alright He asked me to take the flight list hmm hmm hmm Passenger list. hmmhmm and my man would be stationed there so when the Hotel Ram Bhagwatis car arrives G.L.Singhal: DB Vaishnav: yesalright.. Whenever the car comes, a man would be there with the placard G.L.Singhal: DB Vaishnav: hmmhmm we should trail the car till Ram

Bhagwati. So we get the information till Ram Bhagwati G.L.Singhal: DB Vaishnav: Alright. rest of the information about inside Ram Bhagwati would be a bit difficult to attain G.L.Singhal: DB Vaishnav: hmmhmm So he asked me to do this much and I said that we will do it G.L.Singhal: hmmhmm

118

DB Vaishnav:

so he said that Singhal Saheb will talk to me later and I said ok

G.L.Singhal:

Alright. So I will send 2 of our men to you

DB Vaishnav: G.L.Singhal:

yes they will be with them and then there wherever they would stay if any

movement is there, they will keep us informed DB Vaishnav: G.L.Singhal: DB Vaishnav: G.L.Singhal: DB Vaishnav: G.L.Singhal: yes sir. alright? yes yes .. So at what time would you reach there? I will reach the Airport at around 8 PM Ok then. Those two men will also reach there. Then vehicles.. DB Vaishnav: But we need two men at Ram Bhagwati because just suppose that we lose the trail of that car on the way.. G.L.Singhal: DB Vaishnav: hmm. Then if already two men are there they can convey us on phone that such and such is the cars number. G.L.Singhal: hmm.So I will station both of my men there.

119

DB Vaishnav:

Yes sir..sir give me these number also

G.L.Singhal: DB Vaishnav: G.L.Singhal:

yes I will give it to you alright.. Sir..sir..sir.. ok I will give you the number after sometime alright?

DB Vaishnav: 21 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

Sir..sir..sir..

They havent come out, isnt it? NO sir, they are still there. Our man is also deployed there and he has been informed to follow them and also keep a vigil on all circumstances whether they move out in car or an auto rickshaw.

Amit Shah: 25 (same as sahib 2) Amit Shah:

ok

I talked to Saheb and he got to know from someone that they did go outside twice. I think our men are not watching properly.

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

Yes sir They are still there. They went for shopping as well

120

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

Yes sir and also moved out along with that boy who came to see her.

G.L.Singhal:

yes sir Security has been placed in such a way there that our men have to go there ostensibly to make enquiry about car insurance. But our men go there now and then. They are not letting our men sit inside

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

But there are only two doors ? yes sir. But they even went for shopping. yes sir., They might have gone in tainted glass car so our men might have missed. Anyhow I will again tell the people deployed.

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

search the number of car. ok sir.

26 Amit Shah: what are the updates ?

121

G.L.Singhal:

Sir, she reached at hotel around 11:00 night.

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: 27 Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

hmmhmm Yes sir Ask about current status as well. our men are already there sir. Ask whether she is inside Sure Sir

Singhal, did you check ? sir our men have reached there. No movement reported as yet.

Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

check whether they are there or not? Actually we also tried to lay a trap at night pretending to be calling from a

travel agency and asked whether a guest called Nancy DSouza is staying in that room ? But they confirmed that no one with that name is staying with them but they told that someone called

122

***** is staying in that room. But that girl is so clever that when she was returning from the airport someone gave her a missed call then she called back on that number and started asking who has called. But it was told that it was a public booth. She started asking who had called and how was his/her appearance. Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Hmm And again we tried to confirm whether there was someone else in her room or not at around 11:00 pm. Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Hmm hmm Then she gave two missed calls on that number Amit Shah: okay. And the other thing is that it is required to take the bill print of this number and that 240 number. So what to do? G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: SirHmm Mr. Sharma has come today ?

123

G.L. Singhal:

yes sir. But this number is a Bangalore number

Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

Hmm So I will talk to Sahib about how can this be done

Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah:

Ok I will try to fix up with some company. Yes

28 Amit Shah: Singhal Amit here. Keep a thorough watch on him. G.L. Singhal: Sir we have a man posted in the hotel parking area, a man outside and one more man deployed. Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: They are still inside Till now they have not come out so they are probably inside Amit Shah: Today they are going out for lunch in a hotel.

124

G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah:

Right right Saheb (CM), received a phone about this.

G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah:

ok ok So watch out as she is going with someone.

G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah:

Sir It is the boy who is coming to see her. Ok ok The fact is that Saheb (CM), gets all the information, so the thing is that our loopholes might surface.

G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

ofcourse.ofcourse So you please Sir I will personally go and see the arrangements for myself

Amit Shah:

Better you go there once and see for yourself

G.L. Singhal:

Sir I am nearby and reach there in 10 minutes

125

29 Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Yes Singhal Sir, I have seen the place and the hotel as well. Men are well deployed and all arrangements have been made. moment she leaves, she will The be

followed. One man is on the main road and another in the front. Amit Shah: But get it checked whether she is inside or not? G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Sir I will have that verified Have it confirmed and inform. Sir According to the interception information she has extended her stay by a day Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: That is ok but is she inside??? Sure sir I am in a meeting with Saheb (CM) Ok Ok

126

Amit Shah:

So if I am with Saheb, just send across the message the guests are inside

G.L. Singhal: 31 Amit Shah: B:

Ok Ok

Any information about them ? They are there only. Our men went till room and verified.

Amit Shah:

But both of them had to go somewhere in afternoon for lunch.

B:

Our one man is deployed near lift. We will come to know about their movement whether they move out in car or by anything.

Amit Shah:

Check who went along with that boy for lunch.

B: 32 G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah:

ok sir

Sir Singhal speaking Ji

127

G.L. Singhal:

Sir they are there only, just got the information from the company and the location at 14:29 is at that very place, I mean 2:29pm

Amit Shah:

So she has not stepped out with that boy?

G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah:

No Sir! She must have gone. Saheb (CM), comes to know of everything.

G.L. Singhal:

Sir our men are there and I am continuously checking the location with the mobile company

Amit Shah:

Location within nearby vicinity remains the same

G.L. Singhal:

Yes sir,

Sir Tower remains the same

and the cell ID is also the same> Amit Shah: Ok

33 Amit Shah: yes Singhal...

128

G.L. Singhal:

sir they have reached at the same place as yesterday.

Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

Home ? Yes sir They didn't go in afternoon. They were there only at the hotel the whole day.

Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

Please get it verified properly. Sir I have already called for a car. And sir I will make it placed below the block itself along with the car and our men.

Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

Ok So that the entire inside movement inside is known to us.

Amit Shah:

Please arrange for extra force on motorcycle as well.

G.L. Singhal:

Sir I have placed two motorcycles and a person is sent in car. They will reach in 10 minutes.

Amit Shah:

Okay

129

34 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: Both are there only ? yes sir, there itself. Phone location is showing somewhere around Parimal Garden. G.L.Singhal: No sir I talked to Sahib. According to that they are still there. Amit Shah: Hmm Alright but they should not escape now any other way G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Yes sir Or in any car. yes sir.

35 Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Singhal Any updates ? Sir, She has left the hotel and now she is going back towards Prahlad Nagar Amit Shah: How are your relations with SP Bhavnagar? G.L. Singhal: Good enough Sir!!

130

Amit Shah:

Check whether the Commissioner is at his home or would be coming here

G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

Ok Sir Municipal Commissioner Ok Sir

37 G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Sir Namaste Sir What happened at night ? Sir at night she was with the boy in his car till around 12.30 to 1 am. She reached hotel at 1 am. She reached hotel at 1 am And regarding the inquiry to be made at Bhavnagar, till I got the message very late so did not disturb you, He is there only in Bhavnagar Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Keep a watch on him Since 8 am my men are on the job. I have asked for the location so that we come to know. Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: take the local numbers of her hotel yes sir I have been told that her hotel reservation is till today only, the 11th Amit Shah: I understand

131

38 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Still there only ? yes sir in the hotel only. Ok any other news ? No sir I will inform you if any.

39 Amit Shah: That ladys mothers operation is going to take place at Sterling 328 G.L.Singhal: Yes Sirthey have left and are going towards Sterling only. Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Alright Yes Sir.. In 328 ok ? Yes Sir

40 Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Yes Singhalwhat news ? they are there only, Sir.

132

Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: 41 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

in Sterling. yes sir.

Yes Sir she has just left with the boy who came yesterday

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

Hmm And they are at the Coffee Day near Shyamal Chaar Raasta.

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

That means from the hospital ? Yes sir from the hospital, she is now with boy who came in Skoda car at the Coffee day near Shyamal

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

Ok Secondly Sir I have also asked for the CD of CCTV Footage of four five hotels there. And sir I also called for CCTV camera footage that are installed near hotels on highway.

Amit Shah:

Yes sir

133

42 Amit Shah: That man had gone from Bhavnagar to Mumbai and is back here. In connection with the matter... G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: Ok sir we are watching him also. Yes Yes So today deploy 8 to 10 men firstly, that man is going to stay at Kuldips house There then he has called a Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation car. G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: Yes Yes Yes And the ***** matter keep a watch the whole night. G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: right call for men yes yes yes

Amit Shah:

As he will stay here for a day or two and try to begin with her tactics.

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

right I have their conversation and know the nature of their relationship

134

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

Yes Yes Yes Get more men or some of your confidants

G.L.Singhal:

Sir I have called two three men from the crime dept

Amit Shah:

two three IB men to watch the other side

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

Yes Yes Sir And some IB men to intercept calls in the night are to be posted inside.

G.L.Singhal:

yes yes sir

43 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit this side Yes Did you talk ? Sir I did and according to him surveillance cannot be done at

Shahibaug by his men Amit Shah: No no it can be done from a distance, what is happening, where his car is etc etc G.L.Singhal: Sir I have talked to them but even then Ill talk again.

135

Amit Shah:

Or you deploy one of our men there.

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

Ok Sir Then ? I just checked his mobile location and it shows in Bhavnagar.

Amit Shah:

He must have left the instrument there, he was in Mumbai.

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

Ok Sir You check it out Sure sir he must have left the phone at home. Yes Yes Sir He has an additional number Yes Yes Sir I will ask AK Sharma to give it to you I have taken three numbers from him and two are showing location in Bhavnagar and I have to check the third one.

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

Two at Bhavnagar ? Yes sir Check the third also. Yes I will check it. And where is the lady?

136

G.L.Singhal:

She is sitting at Navrangpura near Have More.

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

With that boy only ? Yes sir. With that boy I want him in jail for as many days as Vanjara has been jailed for.

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

Yes Yes. You be courageous and strong. Undoubtedly sir No matter how big the person, put him in jail

G.L.Singhal:

right sir

44 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: it is of Hutch or Idea ? it is of Hutch sir. Can that SP look into this ? Well Cannot be asked from watchman ? Sir they do not keep either watchman or police. I enquired about it yesterday. Amit Shah: Hmmhmm

137

G.L.Singhal:

They left after 12 at night and we got the message after 12 only

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

check it on that side yes yes sir Or the car or the other thing.

45 G.L.Singhal: Sir the BMC number is showing location at Sardarnagar airport Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: He must have landed there Yes sir Whatever can be done at that end please do that atleast G.L.Singhal: Sir I have spoken to Sharma ( AK Sharma) and he has asked for the latest location so that he can deploy his men there. Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Do that and pay full attention yes ofcourse sirdont worry about that she should not escape Amit Shah: Actually tomorrow she will shift to some other place

138

G.L.Singhal:

Sir, she has perhaps extended her stay by 2 more days according to what Sahib told me

Amit Shah:

May be she has some parallel arrangements elsewhere am I

clear.. so get a bill print of her land line now. You may get some local numbers. Understand. Keep her

under complete vigil and call 2 -3 men from ATS and crime branch and watch her round the clock G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: yes sir means.please dont daze off at night.. G.L.Singhal: Sir can I talk to Chudasama and get an officer from him? I can't trust the ATS men Amit Shah: Tell Chudasama that I have said so and this has to be done! G.L.Singhal: yes sir

48 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: she is with that boy or with family ? with that boy sir

139

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

The boy is also there ? No one else, just that girl sir.. what is the name of restaurant ? That restaurant has opened recently only in front of Have More.

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

Have More which Have More? Have More which is behind

Navarangpura bus stand sir.. 49 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: They have reached hospital isnt it? I will check it sir.our man is there at the Hospital only. Amit Shah: Ask those who are following them. Whether they are there at the Hospital. G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: I will right away ask it. They were about to go along with the brother and sister in law for lunch. G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: sure sir..i will ask about it as well. Please let me know after enquiring about both the places

140

50 G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Sir she reached hotel in a Santro car. Santro car ? Yes take the number of the Santro. Ok I will take What about that man ? His location is coming Shahibaug now Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Werent they followed from the hotel? Our men were behind only sir. They have just reached. Amit Shah: I will go via hospital. See if they come down at night. How many persons are deployed there ? G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: three persons are behind them. What time ? Sir, hotel, we have 3 persons Arrange something different in

morning, they should not escape.

141

G.L.Singhal:

sir our three people deployed behind them are intelligent. so it is better to continue with them only.

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

They should sleep one by one Ya I will see to this Do everything okay Yes sir.

142

51 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: check that yes sir, sir our men were there at the hotel till 2 am. There is no further

movement after they have got in. Amit Shah: Our one person was posted there all the time and now since morning one staff is present there. G.L.Singhal: Our one person was time and now since morning one staff is present there. Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: 52 Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: Yes Singhal They have gone to Sterling hospital. now ? Yes should not escape from there. She took which vehicle ? G.L. Singhal: Honda city on that day sir in that car. Take the stock of the situation now. Yes sir.

143

Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

Yes and then ? Since morning staff is deployed to chase them

Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

Keep watching their movement I am checking out that location. As soon as I get to know this I will let you know

Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

Which location The one at Bhavnagar

53 Amit Shah: G.L. singhal: Yes Singhal Sir, that man's location at 9 am is showing at Nari close to Bhavnagar Amit Shah: G.L. singhal: Amit Shah: G.L. singhal: get it checked up these are the latest updates May have left last night No sir may be he left early morning, then it would take three to four hours Amit Shah: Secondly this lady, she is returning from here and she would be going to that boys place G.L. singhal: right sir..

144

Amit Shah:

so stay alert and trace all the information

G.L. singhal:

Perfect sir..

54 Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: Yes Singhal Sir she is at the hotel Is that so !! and she is expected to leave around 12 pm. And that man has left for Bhavnagar G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: Yes he has reached Bhavnagar in this there is involvement of Thanki also but for the moment focus on these issues. G.L. Singhal: Sir.sir

55 Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: what is the news, Singhal ? there only and no movement. in office only. yes sir She is to go to his home.

145

G.L. Singhal:

sir I have deployed one car in parking only with taxi passing.

58 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: What information ? They are in hospital only and there is no movement Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Still in the hospital ? Yes sir.. When was the last you spoke ? With my staff ? Yaa I have been talking to them every 10-1520 minutes, as has been a routine Amit Shah: 59 Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: yes Singhal Sir, Namaste yes, Singhal Ok..

146

G.L. Singhal:

sir they came to the hotel at 11 night and in hotel only right now.

Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

No one came to meet ? no sir.

60 G.L.Singhal: Sir they have gone to Debark mall to watch movie. Reached just now For 8:30 pm show Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Ok Where is this Debark ? Near Fun Republic Who else is accompanying ? Sir there is another girl and one boy in blue T-shirt. 3 of them. Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: 61 G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: there only and no movement. they may go in rickshaw keep watch after show is over. Yes sir

147

G.L.Singhal:

No sir our men are at the parking only besides our car in the parking, that Honda city number 9495 is also in the parking

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

She may take a rickshaw It would be easier to follow her in case she tries and go by rickshaw since she will have to walk until approach road to take rickshaw.

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: 62 Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

See that alights near lift Ok sir

What is the latest Singhal ? Sir, same location. I am taking location from the computer. Getting the same location

Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

Not going Out ? No sir Take care, should not run away yes sir

148

64 Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Ya Singhal tell me They went to Gallops mall along with one woman. Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Are you sure our men are after them? Ok

70 G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: Ya sir they are there only. they are about to leave tomorrow morning or evening. G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Right Check out which flight is booked ? All flights to Bangalore are in morning only. I have got it checked Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: any in afternoon ? at 12:45 To Bangalore ? Yes

149

Amit Shah:

Check out

the afternoon flight to

Bangalore and evening flight to Mumbai yes G.L.Singhal: 72 G.L.Singhal: No movement sir And I got all flights checked to Bangalore. Not booked in any. Let me check now for Mumbai flights may be can find some bookings. Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Ok check for Mumbai Ok there is no flight looked for Bangalore, let me check for Mumbai 75 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: I am not able to see on my phone sir I verified on net everything ok sir.

yesterday Amit Shah: Since not able to see on phone now, keep proper watch, should not

escape. And ask Asari whether that man is still in Bhavnagar.

150

G.L.Singhal:

ok sir I will ask Asari and take the location.

Amit Shah: 78 Amit Shah:

Ask Asari and take the location.

I got to know that their ticket was of Jet in the afternoon. It was not cancelled also.

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

Ok Sir will get this checked if you get ticket then how the payment was done is to be verified. Who made the payment

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

right sir whether it was through cash or credit card or by any agency. You will come to know through the codes mentioned on ticket.

G.L.Singhal: 79 G.L.Singhal:

sir sir, Ok sir

No movement sir. Not traced in any flights barring Indigo and Indigo can be checked tomorrow morning only...

151

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

Ok, What is the time of Indigo ? Sir most probably it is at 9:30. morning yes Hello Ya sir morning 9.30 Ok, Are you sure our men are on their toes ?

G.L.Singhal:

Sir no worries they are waiting downstairs

82 G.L.Singhal: Sir, in the evening they had gone towards Cross road in Fun Republic and came back in an hour Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: After that they are at home only ? Yes sir Keep watching the location of the one of Bhavnagar G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: Yes sir did you take location of Bhavnagar ?

152

G.L.Singhal: 83 Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

yes sir

Yes Singhal tell me Sir that man from Bhavnagar has come with official car, driver and

commando as well. He is at his place as his mother is unwell, stayed with her for 15 min.and right now is at the Audit Bhawan near commerce chaar raasta and is alone the lady is at her place only Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Watch the lady. Yes sir

85 G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: Sir she has come to her brother's place. when was the last time when that

woman was seen by our men ? G.L.Singhal: she is at home only. Our staff is watching at the home only. Amit Shah: did someone see her in afternoon ? She may have gone away in the morning ?

153

G.L.Singhal:

She is there only. She had gone to the shopping complex for half an hour in the afternoon and returned.

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: 86 G.L.Singhal:

At what time was she seen ? approx. 1:30 pm. Ok

She is in the Gym, got the location sir, one and half to two kilo meters away.

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

Could you know the name of the Gym ? no sir but went along with sister in law. Ask name and there only? Why dont you ask the name ? Is she still there now ? check with staff and let me know

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: 87 G.L.Singhal:

yes sir. ask from the gym people.

Ananta wellness is the name of the gym sir Ananta ? Ananta Wellness

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

154

Amit Shah: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

Ok still there only ? yes sir.

155

88 G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: Sir, they have returned to the house. They have returned home ? Just a while ago ? G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: Yes Be more vigilant during the night, increase 1 or 2 persons if the need be G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: ya sir Should come to know promptly and I am sure that will happen today

89 Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Singhal, Is there any movement ? That woman has left with that boy in Skoda. And is sitting with him in the Caf Coffee Day Amit shah: 92 Amit Shah: did you ask the name of bungalow ? ok

156

G.L.Singhal:

sir that man stayed at Vrindawan bungalow and that woman at Shiv Ganesh bungalow.

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

where is this bunglow ? sir when we move little ahead from Thaltej towards high court turn right from the cross road towards ring road. There is a crossing pass that and the bunglow is on the right side.

93 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: was he in the car No he has started with the car. was he inside the car? yes sir get his location checked? I will get it checked but he has moved beyond Bavla town and our car is following and the BMC car beacon light is on Amit Shah: Nonetheless checked get the location

157

G.L.Singhal: 94 G.L.Singhal:

yes sir ..right sir.will do so

Sir as it shows, the location of Bawla is at 10 o clock

Amit Shah: 95 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

ok

Whats the news ? At night between 10.30-11.00 the

woman and the bungalow owner of Shivganesh were spotted at Sankalp Hotel on SG highway and after the dinner they departed around11.30-11.45 and came back home Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: Amit Shah: Hmm Hope you are noting everything. Yes sir everything is being noted Ok And are you sure, she has not left in the morning? G.L.Singhal: No sir, since 6 am the staff is deployed there only.

158

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

Ok sir at 11 night they were tracked at Sankalp hotel near SG highway. That woman was with the owner of Shiv Ganesh bungalow and returned at 12 night

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

did they move out in morning ? no sir. our people are following

96 Amit Shah: This evening the person is supposed to leave. That is the info with Sahib, I mean. G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: Sir.. Sir.the lady isnt it sir? yes check out what flight it could be in the evening. G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: yes sir. I will check it out May be Go Air. And has that man reached Bhavnagar ? G.L.Singhal: yes sirhe has. I have checked out his location and he reached last night.

159

Amit Shah:

If this girl is going to Mumbai make sure he does not go to Mumbai

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

yes sir..right sir.. Did you understand?? And check out on evening flight schedule

97 Amit Shah: Run a check on flight schedules. Around 5 0 clock G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Yes sir I will get it checked. Go air or which one is at 5 0 clock ? Will get this checked sir have already sent a person to check will report back Amit Shah: Check for both Bangalore and

Mumbai G.L.Singhal: 100 Amit Shah: Singhal whats the news ? Yes sir

160

G.L. Singhal:

They have gone to Vishala food.

to have

Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

Ok Ok with the family ? yes sir, with family.

102 G.L.Singhal: Was seen with her bhabhi near Drive-in for shopping and now reached back. Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: As such stays back at home only ? yes, mostly stays at home. Ok and that guy from Bhavanagar and his location ? G.L.Singhal: 103 Amit Shah: See that tomorrow early morning she leaves and your staff is not aware G.L.Singhal: Sir dont bother right from 5.30 in the morning our staff is on duty there. Sir he is there in Bhavnagar only

161

Amit Shah:

Be focused for tomorrow there is a possibility of leaving tomorrow. And take the current location

G.L.Singhal: 104 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

Yes sir ok ok

Has gone anywhere ? Not gone sir. There only ? There only sir. checked today night also ? Yes sir since 5.30 morning staff is there

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: 108 Amit Shah:

check the locationok ? yes sir

Singhal these people are going to Bhavnagar today

G.L. Singhal:

yes sir..

162

Amit Shah:

two things have to be arranged. A watch right unto the destination and

G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

right sir.. right sir. 6 or 7 people are going to PNs place yes sir they would be going to PNs place ok Did PN ever go to meet them?? yes sir he was at their place, he sat at their place for about half an hour

Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

this has not be reported to me I had told you Sir GJ-4G 4444 black car with BMC driver and commandos.

Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

you mean at their house?? yes yes oh oh from there he went to Udyog Bhawan, thereafter Gandhi Nagar, then his brother place and finally to Vrindavan

163

Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: 109 Amit Shah:

Ok. yes sir.

Tell Asari and send 1-2 persons if required from here Since Tyagi and some other people from military will also be coming there. There shall have to see all these things

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

ok sir. And from there, which car whats the registration number etc details required. If you need put in extra force also talk to Asari explaining him everything.

110 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: All is set there ? Everything is set, sirFew policemen have reached half way and one team will give back up from here. Will keep informing the movements. Some staff will start chasing from Dholra/

Bagodara. Staff is already instructed

164

Amit Shah:

And keep watch whether that woman goes there or not ? See that she gets inside the car. Be attentive that she sits in the car.

G.L.Singhal:

Right sir

111 G.L.Singhal: Rajendra Asari: G.L.Singhal: Are you alone ? Sir Do you remember, I had checked with you for a location the other day ? on that matter something is going on as per the instruction of the home minister Rajendra Asari: G.L. Singhal: Yes sir OK Today someone is going to come there to visit them. Rajendra Asari: G.L.Singhal: Sir sir Please deploy your two most

trustworthy persons to watch there to check who all are visiting there If

165

any car comes keep noting their numbers etc As such he has deployed his own persons there but he told me to convey Asari Saheb So I am therefore calling you Rajendra Asari: G.L.Singhal: Shall I deploy now ? Ya at about 12-30 to 10 clock they might reach or by the evening they will reach as per sahib (HM). Sahib might call you directly to know the facts therefore keep taking the stock of the situation and update from the staff. Rajendra Asari: G.L.Singhal: Ya ok But please keep personal and reliable persons there. Rajendra Asari: Ok Sir

112 Amit Shah: Their family is about to go there

166

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

Yes And that woman will go to airport at around 12-12:30.

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

Yes sir Arrange the vigil at both the places. our men are deployed at both the places sir...

Amit Shah:

one will follow her and the other should go the other side

G.L.Singhal:

In

car

yesyes

sir

both

the

arrangements Amit Shah: Amit Shah: Yes And probably she might leave by evening flight G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Yes yes So check the ok sir I will get it done Please check it fast Ok ? Yes sir

167

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: 119 G.L.Singhal:

Ok then Ok

sir that boy dropped them at airport and has left...

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

Hmm hmmm And in those two cars there are 6 people including Maa ji and her husband

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

Hmm And their two sons hmm Along with their wives and little baby. But that car is not Dezire but Ford Ikon.

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

Ford ? Yes In place of Swift? Yes sir yes sir in place of Swift Means one Ford Ikon

168

G.L.Singhal:

Yes Ford Ikon and the other is Honda City

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

Honda alright Yes ok

120 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: That ladys ticket Yes would you please note down ? Just a minute sir yes 9w yes 4-8-4 yes Bangalore to Mumbais ticket. That means tonight at 9.30 she is going from Bangalore to Mumbai G.L.Singhal: yes

169

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

And another ticket 9w411 yes That flight at 5 in the morning yes goes from Mumbai to Bangalore yes So she is in that flight yes So ask Sahib as to which flight ? yes we already know that its Jet flight Yes we know that So please verify and let me know Yes Yes sir I will inform you It might be that she is going to Bangalore in order to mislead us.

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

yes Now ?

170

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

Yes Otherwise she could have gone directly to Mumbai from here

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

yes sir So please check and let me know right sir right sir ok yes

121 Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: Singhal Sir Check how the ticket has been booked. right sir I will check it Check whether the payment was made through credit card or cash. G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: Yes sir Yes sir If you get that then if that is also to be checked

171

G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah:

Yes yes If It is true then some person should be sent.

G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

yes yes. And you check properly in Jet. Right sir Can you get through net ? no sir we can not get it from net. So how But there is one source and I talked to him and I will be informed on it.

Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

That has to be a Mumbai source isnt it? There is one friend through which he will inform me after getting some clue.

Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: 122 Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

Alright ok sir

Singhal Amit here Sir

172

Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

Any further leads? No sir, I have told him he will checked and revert back

Amit Shah:

No because Saheb(CM), has been calling repeatedly

G.L. Singhal:

No he will inform me sir, that may take 10 or 15 minutes

Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal:

What happened at the airport? Sir that boy dropped her off and left, Our men are still there, another 10 min before flight takes off.

Amit Shah: 123 Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah:

hmmm.

Singhal.. yes Sir. Can we have somebody sent in the flight to Mumbai

G.L. Singhal:

hmm..

173

Amit Shah:

Saheb (CM), has solid information of some activity so better put somebody on the flight

G.L. Singhal:

yes sir..very well sir I will send somebody

Amit Shah:

Give some money and put him on the flight and second if she has made call from STD PCO at the airport have the number checked

G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L. Singhal: Amit Shah: 124 G.L.Singhal:

yes sir.right sir Today from the airport yes sir.. So please have the numbers checked

No information through that source but I have sent my inspector to watch and have arranged for the list for secret verification. That list will be available to me in 2 mins.

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

you will get it from Jet ? yes sir

174

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

That woman boarded the flight? yes sir and the flight took off also. Our people would be their for an hour more as they might play any mischief and come out.

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

No phone call made as yet? no sir.

125 G.L.Singhal: Sir I have got the list but there is nothing in either of that Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: you have that list? yes sir.. Then send it to me. ok I will send it sir. ok then in Bhavanagar there is one Joshi and a Deputy

collector.Please note the names G.L.Singhal: sir.

175

Amit Shah:

then Shanti is Narmadas Deputy Collector.

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

yes then Tyagi is Airport officerhello? yes sir. and one Vidyarthi of Amreli. yes we have to check whether all these people have come there

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

Sir. So who is there in Bhavanagar? Sir Asari has deployed two men there So talk to Asari only. yes sir A k Sharma has come or on

vacation? G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: Sir he is here only. Take the numbers of Joshi and Shanti from A K Sharma

176

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

sure sir and also Vidyarthis number sir.sir. And check thein location Right sir I will take the numbers yes yes

128 Amit Shah: check the location of those Bangalore numbers after half an hour or so G.L.Singhal: Sirsirsir the flight lands at 7:15 so I will confirm it at 8 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: so confirm at 8 oclock I will keep on tracking the location every hour-hour and a half daily, Sir Amit Shah: it should be known if she comes out at night G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: yes sir.. Check about that man in Bhavnagar.

177

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

He is there only.I talked to Asari Sure did you get the numbers from Sharma ?

G.L.Singhal:

Sahib is outside right now so he told me that he will give it within an hour.

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal:

Did he give the number to you The numbers are at his home. He told me that he will give me number after reaching home.

178

130 G.L.Singhal: he has reached there and Asaris men are keeping a watch on him. He will inform in case of any

development and that woman has reached Bangalore and location is north Bangalore at 7:45 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: ok that means she is there only. I will again check the location after an hour and will let you know

accordingly Amit Shah: so we will come to know if they have moved. And take the numbers of those people from Sharma. 131 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: hello Sir Any news? No sir they are there only and the ladys location at 8:45 is at Bangalore

179

Amit Shah:

hmmm..and please who all come to meet them

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

yes sir.. because Sahib would come to know about it in any case and find this out. Ensure that information reaches you by 7:30am and to me by 8am

G.L.Singhal:

ok sir.

132 Amit Shah: Tell Asari to keep watch of that person if he goes to hotel or

anywhere. G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: Right now he stays at circuit house so he went to circuit house after his house? G.L.Singhal: yes sir..right now he stays at circuit house Amit Shah: keep watching properly and see that at what time does he go to home or comes.

180

G.L.Singhal:

ok sir.

134 G.L.Singhal: He is there at the circuit house only and that woman is in Bangalore as per the location at 7 am Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Anyone came to meet at night? No sir

135 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: Singhal Sir Keep a vigilant eye on them because Saheb (CM ) will come to know about everything G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Yes yes sir Tell them with all seriousness Yes yes. and who all come to meet yes yes Does she goes out ? yes sir And what else she does Yes Sir

181

Amit Shah:

Also watch her home .Take location of Bhavnagar as well.

G.L.Singhal:

He is there only , I just spoke to Asari((SP)

Amit Shah: that

So he is there only ? Ask Asari if required manpower be

increased and put one or two more G.L.Singhal: 136 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: any information ? No sirthey are there only. Neither has anyone come out nor has anyone come to meet. Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: And that man ? He is at his home only. hmm..okAlright then call me as soon as they leave G.L.Singhal: 137 Amit Shah: Tell them to keep a close watch on them please. yes sir Right Right sir

182

G.L.Singhal:

I have already told sir.I have talked to Asari and also to his two persons are there only.

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: 138 G.L.Singhal:

see about the car also. yes sir

sir they have left and are taking petrol right now. I will update you about which way they are going

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: 139 G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

They have left yes

sir they have reached here They have reached isnt it? yes sir. What is the program for tomorrow? Singhal

G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah:

I am in office only. I might meet you tomorrow night for some other work.

183

G.L.Singhal:

ok sir..

255 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Any information ? I have deployed people. If any

movement would be noticed we will come to know. Amit Shah: Take the details of room such as the room number and who booked it. G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: I will get it sir. hmmm. yes sir. they have vehicles? yes sir. They have vehicles keep a watch.

184

266 Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: any news ? Sir she is about to go towards Safal at 11:30. Amit Shah: what is there that has to be seen and who is there in B block. G.L.Singhal: one person has been deployed there but no one is allowed to go inside without the permission of security. But that person is in such a position that he can hear everything. It is being asked to every visitor the person whom he or she wishes to visit Amit Shah: hmm, Is there any guest house inside ? G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: No sir it is entirely residential. See if there is any thing like guest house. G.L.Singhal: Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: I will check sir ok ? ok , She is still there only ? yes sir. She has not yet left from here

185

Amit Shah: G.L.Singhal: 293: B: A: B: A: B:

Get the number of vehicle. yes sir.

sir till 7:30, his location is there only. But You have asked him or our people from company, Sir What did your men tell ? our men are saying that she came down at 5:30 along with one boy aged around 35. And went back upstairs. We have deployed men at hotel as well, at both places

A:

hmm, Is there only one door or any other than that ?

B:

There are two doors and men deployed at both the doors and at the hotel as well

A:

They, should not escape in closed car.

186

B:

we will come to know sir. And in case, they come out, we will be informed by our men deployed at the hotel.

A: 297: B: A:

ok

The name is Saroj Mahendrabhai. Saroj Mahendrabhaiwhat is the

surname ? B: I have forgotten the surname But it is something like Saurashtras Patel. A:
[[

ok

AK Sharma (IG (Intelligence)) G.L.Singhal: there is one hotel called Amazo near Xaviers College. A.K.Sharma: G.L.Singhal: A.K.Sharma: G.L.Singhal: A.K.Sharma: which hotel ? Amazo. Amazo. Amazo Yes Yes

187

G.L.Singhal: A.K.Sharma: G.L.Singhal: A.K.Sharma:

there he will come to eat who is the boy ? sir, there is one boy aged 30-32. Then I think that must be his voice because that voice was a bit doubtful andhe said that he would eat

together. He was talking about lunch. G.L.Singhal: A.K.Sharma: G.L.Singhal: yesyes He said that they would eat together. right sir, sir if we take the number then location could be tracked of A.K.Sharma: G.L.Singhal: A.K.Sharma: G.L.Singhal: aahhno problemAirtel ? sir Bhavnagar number. okyes we will come to know the exact location and his movement A.K.Sharma: okay let me enquire about it. I was doubtful about the voice but I have sent it to Sahib G.L.Singhal: ok.

188

A.K.Sharma:

Because I was doubtful about the voice but I sent it to sahib in CD.

G.L.Singhal: A.K.Sharma:

yesyes, but I was doubtful about the voice. Partly it was his voice but at times I was suspicious

Amit Shah:

sir it is Skoda car with GJ registration, GJ-1HD 7959.

A.K.Sharma: G.L.Singhal: A.K.Sharma: G.L.Singhal: A.K.Sharma: G.L.Singhal: A.K.Sharma: G.L.Singhal: A.K.Sharma: G.L.Singhal: A.K.Sharma:

one minute let me write it down GJ-1 1 HDD for Delhi HD 7959 7959 sir it is Skoda car GJ-1HD 7959 Skoda and which hotel is it? A.Amazo Amazo

189

G.L.Singhal: A.K.Sharma: G.L.Singhal:

yes where ? if we go straight from Xaviers college towards C.G road, three roads are bifurcating on the left is Chaar Raasta

A.K.Sharma: G.L.Singhal:

which Chaar Raasta ? you know Xaviers College if we go straight from Xaviers College towards CG road

A.K.Sharma: Amit Shah: A.K.Sharma: G.L.Singhal:

yes. there are three ways yes. if you go to right side then comes Samarpan flatstowards left is HL college

A.K.Sharma: G.L.Singhal:

yes There is a new restaurant at the cornerItalian restaurant Amazo.

A.K.Sharma: G.L.Singhal:

hmm? Italian restaurant

190

A.K.Sharma:

Italian restaurant, Can we click the photo of that boy?

G.L.Singhal:

sir I have already given camera for that but actually due to darkness... Pen camera is also given.

A.K.Sharma: G.L.Singhal:

Yes. Actually, we are trying our best we will do whatever we can

A.K.Sharma: G.L.Singhal:

what are our people doing inside ? They have been informed.they have done something

A.K.Sharma: G.L.Singhal:

so he is dubious boy and not that man. sir if we track the location then we will get confirmation.

A.K.Sharma: G.L.Singhal: A.K.Sharma: G.L.Singhal:

ok I will know it. his booking in hotel is till 11. ok yesthat means till tomorrow. yes sir

191

192

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA


CRIMINAL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION

Crl. M.P. No. IN

OF 2013

W. P (Crl.) No. 171 of 2011 IN THE MATTER OF: PRADEEP N. SHARMA VERSUS STATE OF GUJARAT & OTHERS Respondents Petitioner/Applicant

APPLICATION FOR EXEMPTION FROM FILING OFFICIAL TRANSLATION TO THE HONBLE CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA AND HIS COMPANION JUSTICES OF THE HONBLE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA THE HUMBLE APPLICATION OF THE PETITIONER ABOVE NAMED. MOST RESPECTFULLY SHOWETH:
1.

That the Applicant/Petitioner has filed the accompanying writ petition seeking the transfer of the One FIR lodged against him, from the Gujarat State Police Crime Branch to an independent investigative agency, i.e. the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

2.

That

along

with

Application

for

Direction,

the

Applicant/Petitioner are also filing Annexure - C which is in Gujarathi and the under the rules, same is required to be officially translated into English.

193

3.

That the Applicant/Petitioner have got the Annexure - C translated into English privately and crave leave of this Hon'ble Court to exempt the Applicant/Petitioner from getting the same officially translated.

4.

That the Applicant/Petitioner is filing true and correct English translation of the copy of Annexure -C, which may kindly be taken on record. PRAYER It is, therefore, most respectfully prayed that this Hon'ble

Court may graciously be pleased to:a) exempt the Applicant/Petitioner from getting the Annexure - C officially translated into English and take on record its true and correct English translation being filed along with Application for Direction and/or b) pass such other order or orders as may be deemed fit and proper in the circumstances of the case. AND FOR THIS ACT OF KINDNESS THE PETITIONER AS IN DUTY BOUND SHALL EVEN PRAY Filed by:

SUNIL FERNANDES Advocate for Applicant/Petitioner Filed on : 23.11.2013

194

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CRIMINAL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION CRL MP NO. ______ OF 2013 IN WRIT PETITION (CRIMINAL) NO. 171 of 2011

IN THE MATTER OF: PRADEEP N. SHARMA Petitioner/Applicant

VERSUS STATE OF GUJARAT & OTHERS Respondents

APPLICATION FOR DIRECTIONS

Crl. M. P. No.

/2013

Application for exemption from Filing O.T.

PAPER BOOK (For Index, please see inside)

ADVOCATE FOR THE APPLICANT: SUNIL FERNANDES

195

INDEX Sl. No.


1.

PARTICULARS

Page Nos.

Application for Directions With Affidavit

1 17

2.

ANNEXURE - A: Copy of the Notification dated 16.02.1999 issued by Ministry of Telecommunication, Govt. Of India. ANNEXURE - B: Copy of the Resolution dated 27.03.1997 by Govt. of Gujarat.

18 23 24 30 31 67 68 91 92 182 183 184

3.

4.

ANNEXURE - C: Copy of the seizure panchnama dated 09.06.2013 alongwith Typed Copy. ANNEXURE - D Copy of the statement of Shri G.L. Singhal before the CBI. ANNEXURE - E: Copy of the Transcripts of the 267 audio files. Application for exemption from filing Official Translation.

5.

6.

7.