STF probes into 2004 Vadodara encounter case
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Almost a decade after the city police gunned him down in a round of retaliatory fire, the encounter of Kashyap Dhaka is now being probed by a team of the Special Task Force (STF). The officers, who reconstructed the encounter site near the Narmada canal in Harni on Tuesday, will submit their report to the Gujarat HC.
Officers of STF arrived in the city from Ahmedabad on Tuesday and visited the site where the encounter had taken place in August 14, 2004. In August 2004, Dhaka was taken to Harni canal area by police to recover the firearms that he had supposedly hidden there. He was shot dead in the retaliatory fire by police inspector G V Desai and sub-inspector D D Damor. CN Rajput, Investigating officer, who visited the Harni Canal area, said, "We are investigating the encounter as per the court directions. "
Dhaka was brought to Vadodara on August 9, 2004 on a transfer warrant from Jodhpur police, where he was arrested for vehicle thefts.