Court permits CBI to interrogate Shah

Last Updated: Monday, July 26, 2010 - 19:18

Ahmedabad: Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate A I Raval on Monday granted
permission to the CBI to interrogate former Gujarat minister
Amit Shah in Sabarmati Jail between July 28 and 30 in
connection with Sohrabuddin encounter case.

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

The proceedings will be video taped, as requested by defense, led by Ram Jethmalani.

According to the application filed in the CBI court
here, the central agency wants 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.


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First Published: Monday, July 26, 2010 - 19:18

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