SC declines bail to IPS officer in Sohrabuddin killing case
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday
declined to grant bail to IPS officer MN Dinesh, a key
accused in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.
A bench of Justices P Sathsivam and H L Dattu,
however, granted liberty to the IPS officer to move the
Gujarat High Court with his plea and treated his bail
application as "dismissed as withdrawn".
Earlier, counsel for the IPS officer made a strong
plea for bail on the ground that Dinesh has been languishing
in jail for the last three years for his alleged role in the
killings in which several others police officers including DIG
DG Banjara have been arraigned as accused.
The counsel said that Dinesh should be granted bail
"in view of the changed circumstances" as the apex court had
recently entrusted the investigation into the killings to the
However, the judges were not convinced with the
argument and directed the IPS officer to approach the Gujarat
High Court for remedy.
The IPS officer was earlier granted bail by a Sessions
Court. However, the Gujarat High Court, on an appeal by the
state, cancelled his bail following which he appealed in the
The apex court too had earlier affirmed the High Court
But after the Supreme Court directed the CBI
investigation, Dinesh claimed that the changed circumstances
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Vyapam Scam: IMA president Sudhir Tiwari fears life threat
- Vyapam Scam: Mystery over journalist Akshay Singh's death continues
- Jhansi police launches ‘Citizen Cop’ android app
- Panel discussion on RSS's 'Muslim Rashtriya Manch' first Iftaar party
- Kailash Vijayvargiya on Akshay Singh's death: Is a journalist bigger than me?
- Vyapam scam: MP medical college dean found dead in hotel, body sent for post-mortem
- Vyapam scam: Last rites of journalist Akshay Singh performed; MP CM assures of SIT probe
- Photographer captures International Space Station flying across moon
- PM Narendra Modi holds talks with Uzbek leader
- 'Selfie with daughter' controversy: Bollywood supports Shruti Seth