Sohrabuddin case: Chudasama seeks bail for hip surgery
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Last Updated: Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 00:15
Ahmedabad: One of the accused IPS officers in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, Abhay Chudasama has filed an application for temporary bail in the special CBI court to undergo hip replacement surgery.

The suspended IPS officer has sought release from the jail for three months on medical ground.

Additional Sessions Judge, G K Upadhyay has fixed hearing on this application on May 31.

According to Chudasama's application, he had met with an accident in 1994 and had to undergo hip replacement surgery. But due to continuous regression, he had undergone surgery again in 2000.

Seeking bail for surgery, Chudasama has stated that since December 2008 he was having pain in his right leg and facing problem in "walking, sitting as well as sleeping".

Just before his arrest, Chudasama was advised to undergo the surgery once again, his application said.

During his stay in jail, he was examined in and later referred to the Civil Hospital.

The doctors' committee opined that if pain persisted, he would be required to undergo planned surgery for revision of hip prosthesis.

Meanwhile, three other policemen accused in the same case N H Dabhi, Shyamsingh Rajavath and Himanshusingh Charan have also filed bail application on technical grounds.

In their bail applications, the three suspended cops have claimed that CBI was handed over the probe of the case in January this month, and a new FIR was lodged on February 1 and its copy was produced in the special court immediately on February 4.

They have contended that the statutory period of 90 days for filing a chargesheet under Section 173(2) of CrPC (Criminal Procedure Court) in this case has expired on May 5.

And as the CBI has not filed chargesheet against them in the stipulated time they have right to be released on default bail, they said.

Judge V B Barot hearing the pleas has kept the hearing on June 1.

In all 15 cops including four IPS officers D G Vanzara, Rajkumar Pandian, Dinesh M N, and Abhay Chudasama are behind bars for the fake encounter of Sohrabuddin and alleged murder of his wife Kausar Bi in November 2005.


First Published: Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 00:15

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