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Shah to seek removal of CBI from Sohrab probe

india Updated: Aug 11, 2010 23:48 IST
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Ram Jethmalani and son Mahesh, who are representing Amit Shah — the main accused in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh case — plan to urge the Supreme Court to withdraw its order transferring the investigation to the CBI in January.

“We have as many as 30 concrete grounds to seek recalling of the order. We will also request the court to hear the matter in a week or two,” Mahesh, the senior advocate’s son, told HT on Wednesday.

On the Supreme Court handing over the probe to the CBI on the ground that the Gujarat police had failed to carry out the probe in an impartial manner, Mahesh said, “The fact remains that the investigation was being monitored by the Supreme Court for three years.”

He added, “I have proof of misuse of the CBI (by the central government) but you wait and see. I am not going to speak now.”

The hearing on the bail plea of Amit Shah, the former Gujarat minister arrested in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case on July 25, was adjourned till August 17.

When the case came up for hearing in the special CBI court on Wednesday, Shah’s lawyer Mitesh Amin requested adjournment on the ground that senior counsel Ram Jethmalani was unable to be present in the court.

Status report

The Supreme Court will on Thursday take up the status report filed by the CBI in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

The CBI had on July 30 filed the status report in a sealed cover on its six-month investigation in the case, in which it questioned Amit Shah and several senior IPS officers.