Barot, currently a Deputy Superintendent of Police in Mehsana District was on the radar of CBI for the last six months.
Gujarat Police had claimed Sadiq is a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terror suspect who was on a mission to kill Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
A CBI officer probing the Sadiq Jamal encounter case confirmed Barot has been arrested and taken to CBI office in Gandhinagar.
Barot had taken custody of Sadiq from another encounter specialist, Mumbai' Police's Daya Nayak.
Sadiq, a Mumbai gangster, originally from Bhavnagar in Gujarat was killed near Galaxy Cinema at Naroda area of Ahmedabad in January 2003.
This follows in the wake of the CBI arresting Mumbai journalist Ketan Tirodkar in July - was the first arrest in the Sadiq case.
Tirodkar, on questioning, had disclosed to CBI that Barot had brought the deceased to Ahmedabad to be killed.
Barot was a sub-Inspector with the Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) in Ahmedabad in 2003 during the relevant period.
CBI's FIR in this case also includes DCB's encounter team - the Gujarat 'encounter king' DG Vanzara (jailed in Sohrabuddin encounter case), former DGP of Gujarat KR Kaushik, serving IPS officer PP Pandey (now CID chief), Daya Nayak and Central Intelligence Bureau officer Rajendra Kumar.
Most of the time the police does the encounters for their own selfish purposes - extortion is one of the main reasons. and while doing so they forget that they are supposed to be public servants and not masters of the public. And they forget rule of law, and indulge in blatant violation of all laws.
It is good that Barot has been arrested.In most of the cases the Gujrat police frames innocent muslim youths in so-called terror cases which later expose.Our media is also not playing its duty well.Instead of investigating the police claim,the media just publish police version which cannot be believed.Every encounter should be independently inquared by an central agency.Selective fight against terrorism is nothing but only well concieved and planned murder of Muslim youths.
Sadiq was not an innocent youth. He was a Mumbai gangster, originally from Bavnagar, Gujarat.
Every Muslim is innocent including Dawood Ibrahim!
This is nice step. Go on arresting all who at one point of time have risked their lives to from terrorists and criminals. A time will come when even BSF people on borders will refuse to go against intruders. By this I do not suggest that there should not be accoutability. Every act of Police Officers and all Authorities should be put under scanner. But not to revenge through CBI or other probing agencies