Hearing on Shah`s bail plea adjourned till Aug 30

A special CBI court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on the bail application of former Gujarat minister Amit Shah, arrested in connection with the 2005 Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, till August 30.

Last Updated: Aug 17, 2010, 13:12 PM IST

Ahmedabad: A special CBI court on Tuesday
adjourned the hearing on the bail application of former
Gujarat minister Amit Shah, arrested in connection with the
2005 Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, till August 30.

When the matter came up for hearing in the court of CBI
Judge G K Upadhyay, Shah`s lawyer Mitesh Amin requested
adjournment saying their senior counsel Ram Jethmalani could
not make it to the court.

The central investigating agency did not raise any
objection in this regard and the matter was adjourned till
August 30 by the court.

Meanwhile, the court also adjourned the hearing on
application of Rubbabuddin Sheikh, brother of Soharabuddin
Sheikh, to be included as a party in the bail application of
Shah, till August 27.

Shah, a former Minister of State for Home and close aide
of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, was arrested by CBI
in connection with the fake encounter case and charged with
murder, extortion and kidnapping.

In his bail plea filed on July 26, a day after his
arrest, Shah had said that the Congress party played "a
very vital role in the Sohrabuddin encounter case to make it a
political issue" and "to utilise the same as an instrument to
politically victimise him".

PTI