Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case Sohrabuddin Sheikh was a minor criminal, who was killed by Gujarat police officers in Gandhinagar, Gujarat in November 2005. The police had termed Sohrabuddin Sheikh as a terrorist. In the encounter, Kausar Bi, wife of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, was also killed. Tulsiram Prajapati present with the couple, who was also a witness, was murdered a year later.
According to investigators, these killings were done to silence those people because they were part of a recovery racket, which was operating for three states – Gujarat, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh – for their political masters.