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Amit Shah discharged in Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014,20:02 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Mumbai | In a major relief to BJP President Amit Shah, a special CBI court today discharged him in the case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter killing in 2005. I am of the opinion that the inference drawn by CBI is not accepted in totality and he (Shah) cannot be charged as an accused, Special CBI Judge M B Gosavi said in a brief order pronounced in the court.
The CBI had charged Shah, the then Minister of State for Home in Gujarat, as an accused in the killing of gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati, who was said to have been an eyewitness to the encounter. The CBI had cited some telephone calls between Shah and two other accused in its case against Shah.

CBI to take decision on appeal after studying order
New Delhi | CBI today said it will take a decision on whether to appeal against a Mumbai Special Court order discharging BJP chief Amit Shah from Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter killings of 2005 after studying it. When asked whether the agency will file an appeal, CBI spokesperson said here, We will study the order once we receive it and thereafter take an appropriate view.

In this photograph taken on Augsut 9, 2014, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah (R) speaks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a BJP National Council meeting at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

In this photograph taken on Augsut 9, 2014, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah (R) speaks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a BJP National Council meeting at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

Court ruling on Shah worrisome, CBI under govt pressure: Cong
New Delhi | Congress today described as strange and worrisome the special CBI court discharging BJP chief Amit Shah in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter killing case and alleged that there was government pressure on a chained, caged and totally immobilised CBI.  Recalling that there was earlier a judicial order that Shah should be kept away from Gujarat as he can influence the investigations, party spokesperson Ajoy Kumar wondered suddenly you find that there has been a total u-turn …suddenly he is exonerated. So it is definitely worrisome… it is very strange, Kumar said wondering how can an evidence be produced to the court at one time that ensures that Shah is put behind bars, which is then followed by an order that asks to keep him away from Gujarat and then suddenly a judgement that there is not enough evidence.

Shah’s discharge vindicates BJP’s stand: Rajnath Singh
New Delhi | Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the special CBI court discharging BJP President Amit Shah in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter killing case has vindicated the party’s stand. Using his personal twitter handle, Singh tweeted that he was extremely pleased to know that Shah was given a clean chit by the special CBI court. The court’s verdict vindicates our stand, he tweeted.

Sohrabuddin Sheikh's brother Rubabuddin comes out of the special CBI court  after the court discharged BJP National president Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Sohrabuddin Sheikh’s brother Rubabuddin comes out of the special CBI court after the court discharged BJP National president Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case in Mumbai on Tuesday.