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CBI moves SC against bail to jailed cop

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 09, 2013
First Published: 01:08 IST(9/7/2013) | Last Updated: 01:09 IST(9/7/2013)

The Supreme Court on Monday asked Narendra Amin — a suspended senior Gujarat cadre police officer — to respond to the CBI’s petition seeking cancellation of bail granted to him in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

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 He is also an accused in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. Amin continues to be in jail though he is on bail in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh case.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir issued notice to Amin and listed the case for a hearing after four weeks. The CBI has challenged bail granted to Amin by the Bombay High Court on March 5 on medical grounds. The trial in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh case was shifted to Mumbai on the apex court’s orders.

The CBI had recently filed a chargesheet against Amin in the Ishrat Jahan case before a special court in Ahmedabad. Besides Amin, several Gujarat police officers are accused in both the cases. Amit Shah, former Gujarat home minister and a close aide of chief minister Narender Modi, is also an accused in the case.


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