Sohrabuddin 'fake encounter' case: Why not challenge discharge orders of IPS officers, Bombay HC to CBI

The Bombay High Court on Friday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) why it had not challenged trial court orders discharging IPS officials in the case of alleged fake encounter of Sohrabud

Published: 30th September 2017 09:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th September 2017 09:10 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court on Friday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) why it had not challenged trial court orders discharging IPS officials in the case of alleged fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati.

It told CBI not to frame charges in the case till the next hearing. The Special CBI court in Mumbai had discharged 15 out of 38 accused. Fourteen are IPS officers. Sohrabuddin’s brother Rubabuddin had filed a petition challenging the orders.

Hearing the petition, Justice Revati Mohite-Dere said CBI should have been as aggrieved with the trial court’s orders. She asked why it had not challenged the orders and asked if it was planning to challenge orders discharging IPS officers Rajkumar Pandiyan, D G Vanzara, and Dinesh M N as Rubabuddin filed separate petitions challenging the discharge.

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