The hearing on the bail plea of former Gujarat minister Amit Shah, arrested in connection with the 2005 Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, was adjourned till August 17 by a special CBI court in Ahemdabad on Wednesday.
When the matter came up for hearing in the court of CBI Judge G K Upadhyay, Shah's lawyer Mitesh Amin requested adjournment in the matter saying that their senior counsel Ram Jethmalani was unable to be present.
Amin said that he had informed the central investigation agency about the matter in advance and it did not raise any objection in this regard following which it was adjourned till August 17.
However, Mukul Sinha, lawyer of Sohrabuddin's brother Rubabuddin, who wants to become a party in the case and was opposing the bail of Shah, raised a few objections.
Sinha submitted before the court that Shah's lawyers have not filed reply to the notice which was issued to them on his application of becoming a party in the case last week. ] He asked why his right of being heard as an affected party curtailed if the senior lawyers of the accused are not able to remain present.
Based on his submission the court directed Shah's lawyers to reply to his application by August 13.