Ahmedabad, Jul 26: Former Gujarat
Minister Amit Shah, accused in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter
case, on Monday moved a special CBI court for bail.
The bail application has been filed in the court of
special CBI Judge G K Upadhaya here for which final hearing
will be held on August 2.
Shah has pleaded that he is innocent and has been wrongly put in custody. He also said in his plea that since he was a person who would run away, he should be granted bail till trial begins.
Meanwhile, the CBI today filed an
application in a court to interrogate Shah in jail. The defence did not disagree but asked the prosecution to provide them with a copy of chargesheet against Shah before interrogating him.
“Ram Jethmalani, representing shah, has asked for a copy of the chargesheet,” Nirupam Nanavati, a lawyer from Shah’s team told reporters outside the court.
Shah, facing murder and extortion charges in the fake
encounter case, was arrested yesterday and was sent to
judicial custody till August 7 by special CBI magistrate A Y
According to the application filed in the CBI court
here, the central agency wanted to interrogated Shah inside the
jail premises itself.
46-year-old Shah, who resigned from the Modi
government on Saturday after being chargesheeted by the CBI in
the case, has denied all the charges against him.
The chargesheet has named Shah as a key accused along
with IPS officers-D G Vanzara, Rajkumar Pandian, M N Dinesh
and Abhay Chudasama. In all, 15 accused have been named.
According to the chargesheet, it was Shah who had
entrusted the task of eliminating Sheikh, an alleged gangster,
to Vanzara, Pandian and Chudasama.