Ahmedabad: The CBI, which is probing the
Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, on Thursday sought an
inquiry into the claim of an undertrial that he was offered Rs
10 lakh to kill N K Amin, an accused in the case who wants to
The request was made by CBI when the application
raising concerns about Amin`s security, filed by his wife
early this week, came up for hearing in the court of
Additional Chief Magistrate A Y Dave.
CBI counsel Ejaz Khan submitted that an undertrial had
made a claim that he was offered Rs 10 lakh to kill Amin
inside the prison, which he had refused.
He requested that an inquiry under section 156(3) of
the Criminal Procedure Code be ordered to verify the facts
claimed by the undertrial.
Further hearing on the matter is kept for tomorrow.
In her application, Amin`s wife, Jayshree had said
that after the revelation made by an undertrial Shakeel alias
Teja Yusuf Sheikh last week in Vadodara that he was offered Rs
10 lakh to kill Amin in jail, she was concerned about her
Based on the notice issue to jail authorities on her
application, jail officials today submitted a detailed report
describing security provided to Amin inside the Sabarmati
Central jail, where he is lodged.