Zee Media Bureau
Mumbai: A court here granted anticipatory bail to former Rajasthan home minister Gulab Chand Kataria in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case.
Sohrabbudin and his wife were allegedly abducted by the Gujarat Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) from Hyderabad and killed in a fake encounter near Gandhinagar in November 2005.
demanded Rs 24 crore from Patni as protection money and this was the prime reason why he was eliminated.
The CBI earlier also said it was Sheikh who wanted to spread his extortion racket in Rajasthan and in order to get a good hold over the state he demanded the protection money.
The Supreme Court on September 27 last year had ordered the transfer of Sheikh encounter case to Maharashtra after the CBI said witnesses were being intimidated and the trial could not be held in a free and fair manner in Gujarat.