Amit Shah Discharged in Encounter Case

The CBI had cited some telephone calls between Shah and two other accused in its case against Shah.

Published: 30th December 2014 02:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th December 2014 04:54 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

MUMBAI: In a major relief to BJP President Amit Shah, a special CBI court today discharged him in the case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter killing in 2005.

"I am of the opinion that the inference drawn by CBI is not accepted in totality and he (Shah) cannot be charged as an accused," Special CBI Judge M B Gosavi said in a brief order pronounced in the court.

Details of the judgement will be available later.

The CBI had charged Shah, the then Minister of State for Home in Gujarat, as an accused in the killing of gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati, who was said to have been an eyewitness to the encounter.

The CBI had cited some telephone calls between Shah and two other accused in its case against Shah.

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AAP Slams CBI for its Handling of Fake Encounter Case 

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