CBI giving communal touch to Sohrabuddin case: Guj
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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 23:36
  
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 CBI.

"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 CBI."

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 23:36


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