Hearing on Amit Shah`s bail plea adjourned till Sep 16

The hearing of bail application of former Gujarat minister Amit Shah, arrested in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, was on Thursday adjourned till September 16 as the special CBI judge was unwell.

Ahmedabad: The hearing of bail application of former Gujarat minister Amit Shah, arrested in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, was on Thursday adjourned till September 16 as the special CBI judge was unwell.

Special CBI judge PP Bhatt was unwell and was not available for hearing the arguments.

Shah`s lawyer Mitesh Amin along with CBI counsel, mutually agreed the next hearing date as September 16.

On earlier occasions the hearing was deferred four times due to unavailability of Shah`s senior counsel Ram Jethmalani or CBI counsel KTS Tulsi. However, Jethmalani was present in the court today.

Shah, a former minister of state for home and close aide of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, was arrested by CBI on July 25 in connection with the fake encounter case and charged with murder, extortion and kidnapping.

Shah`s bail application was filed on July 26, a day after his arrest.

Four IPS officers have been arrested in the case so far by the investigating agencies and role of then investigating officer Geeta Johri, is also under scanner. She has been
interrogated several times by the CBI so far.

Those IPS officers arrested in the case include DG Vanzara, Raj Kumar Pandiyan, Dinesh MN, and Abhay Chudasma.

PTI