Allow me to return to Guj: Shah pleads with SC

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 18:30

New Delhi: Former Gujarat Home Minister
Amit Shah, who was forced to leave the state during the
pendency of his trial in Sohrabuddin fake encounter killing
case, today moved the Supreme Court seeking its permission to
return.

In an application filed before the apex court,
hesubmitted that living outside his home state for the last 16
months has caused "irreparable hardship" to him and his family
members.

"The applicant is 47 years of age and his entire family
stays in Gujarat. In the facts and circumstances of the
present case, a person in public life remaining out of his
home state for 16 long months is nothing less than punishment
more particularly when he is deprived of the warmth, support
and cooperation of his family members and close relatives," he
said in his 11-page application.
The apex court had on October 30, 2010, directed Shah
to leave the state and ordered him to stay out till further
order.

Pleading with the apex court to modify its order, Shah
said "he will suffer irreparable injury and hardship if an
appropriate order to the effect of modification of order of
October 30, 2010, is not made."

"The applicant has remained outside his own state for
approximately 16 months resulting into a situation where one
of the largest assembly constituencies in the country, which
has reposed faith in the applicant since four consecutive
terms, is deprived of its representatives," he said.
PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 18:14

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