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Hearing on Shah's bail plea adjourned till Aug 30

A special CBI court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on the bail application of former Gujarat minister Amit Shah, arrested in connection with the 2005 Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, till August 30.

india Updated: Aug 17, 2010 15:31 IST

A special CBI court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on the bail application of former Gujarat minister Amit Shah, arrested in connection with the 2005 Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, till August 30.

When the matter came up for hearing in the court of CBI Judge G K Upadhyay, Shah's lawyer Mitesh Amin requested adjournment saying their senior counsel Ram Jethmalani could not make it to the court.

The central investigating agency did not raise any objection in this regard and the matter was adjourned till August 30 by the court.

Meanwhile, the court also adjourned the hearing on application of Rubbabuddin Sheikh, brother of Soharabuddin Sheikh, to be included as a party in the bail application of Shah, till August 27.

Shah, a former Minister of State for Home and close aide of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, was arrested by CBI in connection with the fake encounter case and charged with murder, extortion and kidnapping.

In his bail plea filed on July 26, a day after his arrest, Shah had said that the Congress party played "a very vital role in the Sohrabuddin encounter case to make it a political issue" and "to utilise the same as an instrument to politically victimise him".