Amit Shah’s bail plea hearing adjourned

Special CBI court here Monday adjourned the hearing of bail application of former Gujarat minister Amit Shah, arrested in connection with Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case of 2005, till September 7.

Updated: Aug 30, 2010, 13:09 PM IST

Ahmedabad: Special CBI court here Monday adjourned the hearing of bail application of former Gujarat
minister Amit Shah, arrested in connection with Sohrabuddin
Sheikh fake encounter case of 2005, till September 7.

Special CBI judge G K Upadhyay adjourned the matter
after Shah`s counsel sought more time as their senior council
Ram Jethmalani could not come for the hearing.

This is the third time that the matter has been adjourned as
the senior counsel of Amit Shah, Jethmalani was not able to
appear in the court.

Shah, a former minister of state for home and close aide
of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, was arrested by 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 DG
Vanzara, Raj Kumar Pandiyan, Dinesh M N and Abhay Chudasma.

PTI