New Delhi: Gujarat government on Tuesday alleged
before the Supreme Court that CBI is trying to give a communal
touch to Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter killing case to get
the trial transferred outside the state.
The state government brushed aside the contentions of the
agency which pleaded that trial of the case should be
transferred as there is a "surcharged" atmosphere in the state
with communal feeling" regarding the case.
"It is unfortunate that CBI has sought to give an
undesirable and unwarranted communal touch to the incident in
question," Additional Advocate General Tushar Mehta submitted
before a bench headed by Justice Aftab Alam.
He further said a majority of the persons involved in the
case does not belong to the minority community, as alleged by
"It is unfortunate that the state government is required
to respond to such an irresponsible contention by pointing out
the number of persons involved as perpetrators of crime and
witness/victims based upon their respective religion," he said
adding "I beg to point out that a majority of the witnesses do
not belong to the minority community as falsely averred by