Gujarat: Amit Shah`s judicial custody extended till Oct 13

The special CBI court on Wednesday extended the judicial custody of former Gujarat minister Amit Shah, arrested in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, till October 13.

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2010, 18:22 PM IST

Ahmedabad: The special CBI court on Wednesday
extended the judicial custody of former Gujarat minister Amit
Shah, arrested in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case,
till October 13.

The 46-year-old leader was produced before Judicial
Magistrate A Y Dave from Sabarmati Jail, where he is lodged
since his arrest on July 26, through video-conference.
Earlier, the court had exempted the BJP leader from
personal appearance and allowed him to depose before it via
video-conference.

The close aide of Chief Minister Narendra Modi was
arrested by CBI, which described him as "kingpin" of entire
conspiracy leading to the staged encounter of Sohrabuddin,
killing of his wife Kausar Bi and also Tulsi Prajapati, a key
witness.
Shah was to be produced before the court on September
15, but he was hospitalised after he complained of chest pain
and uneasiness.

PTI