Sohrabuddin case: Shah`s judicial custody extended till Sept 3
Ahmedabad: The judicial custody of former
Gujarat minister Amit Shah, arrested in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh
fake encounter case, was extended till September 3 by a
special CBI court here on Friday.
Chief Additional Judicial Magistrate A Y Dave also
rejected the BJP leader`s application seeking permission to
register his presence in the court through video-conferencing
from the Sabarmati Central Jail, where he is lodged.
In the application moved through jail authorities
yesterday, Shah had cited security reasons for his request.
The court observed that in the interest of justice,
Shah has to remain present in the court and directed the jail
officials to provide him necessary security and asked them to
produce him before it on September 3.
Shah was sent to judicial custody till August 21 after
he was interrogated by CBI for two days on August 7-8. The
former minister of state for home was interrogated in CBI
custody for over eight hours each day.
CBI had obtained Shah`s remand on ground that he was
the "kingpin" of the entire conspiracy leading to the November
2005 encounter of Sohrabuddin, killing of his wife Kausar Bi
and Tulsi Prajapati, his associate and a key witness.
Hearing on Shah`s bail plea is scheduled for August 30
in the special court.
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