CBI files supplementary charge sheet in Sohrabuddin case

Last Updated: Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 00:49

Ahmedabad: The CBI today filed a
supplementary charge sheet in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake
encounter case against former Gujarat minister Amit Shah and
owner of a farmhouse located on the city`s outskirts.

The charge sheet was filed in a special court here. On
July 23, the Central agency had filed a charge sheet against
15 accused in the five-year-old case.

Shah and Rajesh Jirawala, owner of `Arham` farmhouse,
where Sheikh and his wife Kausarbi were kept before being
killed, were apprehended after the charge sheet was filed.

Shah, a former minister of state for home accused of
extortion, kidnapping and murder, was arrested on July 25.

The close aide of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi
has been described as "kingpin" of the conspiracy leading to
the fake encounter of Sheikh, an alleged gangster, in November
2005 and subsequent killing of two key witnesses - his wife
Kausarbi and associate Tulshiram Prajapati.

Shah is currently in Sabarmati Central Jail and his
bail application is pending in the Gujarat High Court. The
accused in the high-profile case include IPS officers D G
Vanzara, Rajkumar Pandian, M N Dinesh and Abhay Chudasama.

According to the first charge sheet, "elimination of
Sohrabuddin was being used for extortion by the accused to
establish an element of fear in the minds of the businessmen
and others."


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First Published: Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 00:49

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