Hearing on Shah`s bail plea adjourned till Sep 9

The special CBI court here Tuesday adjourned the hearing on the bail application of former Gujarat minister Amit Shah, arrested in connection with the 2005 Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, till September 9.

Ahmedabad: The special CBI court here Tuesday
adjourned the hearing on the bail application of former Gujarat minister Amit Shah, arrested in connection with the 2005 Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, till September 9.

Special CBI Judge P P Bhatt adjourned the matter after
counsels from both the sides sought more time as their senior
counsels were not present for the hearing today.

"The next hearing in case has been fixed for September
9," Mitesh Amin, a counsel of Amit Shah, said.

This the fourth time that the matter has been adjourned
as the senior counsel of Amit Shah was not able to appear in
the court. However, in today`s hearing the senior counsel of
CBI was also absent.

Shah, a former Minister of State for Home and close aide
of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, was arrested by the
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.
Those IPS officers arrested in the case include D G
Vanzara, Raj Kumar Pandiyan, Dinesh M N, and Abhay Chudasma.

PTI

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