Sohrabuddin case: Narendra Modi under CBI scrutiny

Last Updated: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 00:09

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi is under scrutiny of CBI in Soharabuddin Sheikh fake
encounter killing case as he was holding the Home portfolio
when the incident had taken place, sources in the agency said
today.

CBI has arrested former Modi aide and former minister of
state for home Amit Shah in the case on the charges of murder
and kidnapping of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kausar Bi.
Shah is in jail at present along with four IPS officers
arrested earlier.

CBI is likely to find out whether the chief minister was
in the know of things mentioned in the investigation agency`s
chargesheet about Shah and state police officers, the sources
said.

As per the rules, though the transfer of police officers
is suggested by junior minister, it has to be signed by the
Home Minister.

CBI is also likely to ascertain whether Modi knew of facts
when Shah had proposed the transfer of state CID chief G C
Raigar as he had not heeded to the alleged pressure from Shah
to influence the probe.

The state Congress said it is essential that CBI inquire
into the "role" of Modi.

"It is essential that CBI inquires into the role of Modi
in the fake encounter case," Congress leader Arjun Modhvadia
said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 00:09

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