Sohrabuddin case: SC pulls up Guj govt

The Supreme Court on Thursday came down heavily on the Gujarat government for delaying the CBI probe into the 2005 Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

Updated: Dec 01, 2011, 14:24 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday came down heavily on the Gujarat government for unnecessarily delaying the CBI probe into the 2005 Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

The apex court criticized the Narendra Modi government for not handing over the crucial CDs pertaining to the case to the central probe agency.
“Even after ten days of hearing, we are unable to understand why the state (Gujarat) government has not been able to handover important CDs to the CBI” it said.

In November 2005, Sheikh, an alleged gangster, was killed in a fake police encounter on the outskirts of the city. His wife Kausar Bi was also killed a few days later.
Tulsi Prajapati, a close aide of Sheikh, who was a witness to the killing, was also shot dead in a fake police encounter in December 2006.

The Supreme Court later asked the CBI to investigate the killing of all three.