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Pressure on Amin to keep mum

Jailed politician Amit Shah is reportedly mounting pressure on murder-accused cop N K Amin not to turn approver in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Kauser Bi case. HT reports.

india Updated: Jul 28, 2010 23:22 IST
HT Correspondent

Jailed politician Amit Shah is reportedly mounting pressure on murder-accused cop N K Amin not to turn approver in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Kauser Bi case.

Shah, former home minister in Gujarat and an aide of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, has been accused of masterminding the two killings.

"IPS officer J K Bhatt had called on Amin (in jail) to tell him he should withdraw the application (to turn approver)," a senior police official said.

"Bhatt has reportedly told Amin that he should not break unity with other co-accused cops".

Sources said Shah, lodged in the same jail but in a different wing, has communicated with Amin, asking him to sort out differences with other accused policemen.

"It will be a big blow (to the Gujarat government) if he (Amin) is allowed to turn approver because that will strengthen the prosecution case. His move will put other accused in great trouble," the official added.