Gujarat killing: SC to pass order on Monday
The court says it will pass its order after receiving a report from the Gujarat Govt whether it would be able to produce the wife of the deceased.india Updated: May 05, 2007 22:58 IST
The Supreme Court on Friday said it will pass its order on Monday on a petition seeking a direction for Gujarat government to produce the woman who went missing after her husband was killed in a fake encounter in November, 2005.
The court said it will pass its order after receiving a report from the Gujarat Government whether it would be able to produce Kauser Bi, wife of Soharabuddin Sheikh who was branded as a Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist and killed in an encounter.
Meanwhile, Attorney General Milon Kumar Banerjee, appearing for the Centre before a Bench headed by Justice Tarun Chatterjee supported the report prepared by Additional Solicitor General Gopal Surbamanim for holding an enquiry by the CBI.
However, his submission was opposed by Gujarat Government counsel KTS Tulsi who said the state has already taken action and three senior police officers arrested as a result of an in-depth and painstaking investigation.
He said the Centre should not be allowed to "play politics" in criminal cases.
During the hearing, Tulsi said there was fair suspicion that the wife of Soharabuddin may have been killed.
The Gujarat Government conceded that it was unable to produce the missing lady and said that nobody found guilty will be spared and the truth will prevail.
First Published: Apr 27, 2007 11:26 IST