Sohrabuddin Encounter Case: Bombay HC rejects petition providing relief to BJP President Amit Shah

After a CBI special court acquitted BJP President Amit Shah in the case, CBI did not follow up with the higher courts

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Bombay High Court on Friday rejected a petition filed by Bombay Lawyers Association challenging Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) role in connection with the Sohrabuddin encounter case. 

The petition filed questioned the role of CBI in the case where BJP President Amit Shah is allegedly the main accused. While rejecting the petition, Bombay HC said that there is no substantial claim on the same. 

Earlier in December 2014, after the death of Judge Loya, CBI special court acquitted Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. However, CBI did not challenge the verdict in higher courts and the petition sought Bombay HC to direct CBI over the same. 

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Gujarat Police had booked Sohrabuddin and his wife for their alleged connection with terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba. Earlier in 2005, he was killed in an encounter at Gandhinagar. It was alleged that Amit Shah was involved in his capacity as Gujarat’s home minister.

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