Sohrabuddin case: SC rejects plea against clean chit to Amit Shah

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The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition challenging the discharge of BJP President Amit Shah in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

“Rejected,” a bench comprising Justices S A Bobde and Ashok Bhushan said after nearly a half-an-hour hearing on the plea filed by former bureaucrat and social activist Harsh Mander.

Mander had challenged the Bombay High Court order which had upheld the discharge of the BJP President by the trial court in the case.

In the petition, Mander had sought quashing of the 30 December, 2014 order of a Mumbai sessions court giving clean chit to Shah in the case.

The petitioner had questioned the findings of sessions court which was endorsed by the high court exonerating Shah in the Tulsiram Prajapati killing case, holding that there existed “no case” against him and that he had been implicated for “political reasons”.

Mander had approached the HC against the sessions court order which was dismissed by the Bombay High Court in March this year. Sohrabuddin, a gangster was killed by Gujarat police along with his wife Kausar Bi in 2005.

Tulsiram, an aide of the gangster and an eyewitness to the encounter, was also killed allegedly by the police in 2006.

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