New Delhi: CBI on Thursday said Gujarat`s junior
Home Minister Amit Shah, who is close to Chief Minister
Narendra Modi, is acquainted with the circumstances of
Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case and stressed for his
"A summons has been issued to Minister of State (Home),
Government of Gujarat for the purpose of examination as he is
acquainted with the circumstances of the case," CBI
spokesperson Harsh Bhal said here today.
Shah has been summoned to appear before the agency office
in Gandhinagar tomorrow for questioning.
Sohrabuddin, an alleged gangster, was killed in an
encounter by Gujarat Police near Ahmedabad in 2005.
In a related development, the CBI has asked media to
exercise restraint while reporting the issue in view of
reports emanating from different sections of media.
The case relating to the death of Sohrabuddin and his
wife Kausar Bi was handed over to the CBI by the Supreme Court
in January this year.
"CBI has been conducting the investigation of the case as
per laid down laws, rules and procedures. The case is still
under investigation. Therefore, no more details can be shared
at this stage," he said.
Bhal said he and R K Gaur, Press Information Officer of
CBI may be contacted to obtain the correct official version.
"No other CBI officer is permitted to interact with the
media unless specifically authorized... media is also
requested to refrain from quoting CBI `sources` without
confirmation from the above mentioned authorities," he said.