Amit Shah threatening witnesses from inside jail: Tulsi to HC
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 21:10
  
Ahmedabad: Former state minister Amit Shah does not deserve bail in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, as despite being in jail he is threatening witnesses from inside, CBI counsel K T S Tulsi told the Gujarat High Court on Tuesday.

While opposing the bail plea of the former Minister of State for Home in the court of Justice R H Shukla, Tulsi said that Shah was cocking snook at the law as the entire state machinery was at his beck and call.

"Shah is dangerous even inside the jail as being a (former) Minister of State for Home, he thinks that he has become so powerful that he can neutralise the Supreme Court," Tulsi contended.

"If bail is granted to Shah there will be no hope of justice for the victims. Shah does not deserve bail," he said.

Further hearing of Shah's bail will continue tomorrow.

Enumerating the reasons for not granting bail to Shah, Tulsi submitted that the former minister was part of the conspiracy to kill Sohrabuddin, Kausarbi and Tulsiram Prajapati from the very beginning.

Shah was head of the extortion syndicate, consisting of Sohrabuddin as one of the collaborators, with several police officers as its members, Tulsi said.

He said that CBI has evidence to prove that Rajasthan police was aware of activities of Sohrabuddin, prior to the murder of gangster Hamid Lala, who used to collect protection money from the marble lobby in Rajasthan, he added.

Another such evidence is the video recording of the meeting between two accused Yashpal Chudasama and Ajay Patel with two witnesses in the case, builders Raman Patel and his brother Dashrat Patel at the city-based Rifle Club.

In this audio-video footage accused have been caught trying to influence the witnesses and allegedly directing them how they should depose before the CBI.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 21:10


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