Sohrabuddin’s brother seeks Narco test on Amit Shah in encounter case
NEW DELHI: Slain gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh’s brother
moved the special CBI court on Friday demanding to issue directions to conduct Narco-analysis
tests on BJP president Amit Shah and 37 others accused in the Sohrabuddin
Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati encounter cases. The court is likely to hear the
application on August 14.
In the application moved before special CBI Judge BH
Loya, Sheikh’s brother Rubabuddin said, “CBI has not decided on the mastermind
and the role of each accused”. Shah did not appear in the court and moved an
exemption application which was opposed by CBI. However, the court allowed the
exemption application. Shah said as the president of a national party, he was
busy in meetings with various leaders from different states as Assembly
elections are scheduled later in the year.
Rubabuddin’s lawyer Feroz Khan Phatan sought more time
to challenge the transfer order of Judge Loya’s predecessor, saying the apex
court, while transferring the case from Gujarat to Mumbai, had said a single
judge would conduct the trial. Loya’s predecessor, Judge JT Utpat, was
transferred to Pune on June 25.
The CBI has chargesheeted Shah and 37 others,
including several police officers, in the two cases of alleged fake encounters.
According to the CBI, Sohrabuddin and his wife Kauser Bi were abducted by
Gujarat’s ATS when they were on their way from Hyderabad to Sangli in
Maharashtra and killed in an alleged fake encounter near Gandhinagar in
Prajapati, an eyewitness to the encounter, was
reportedly killed by police at Chapri village in Banaskantha district of
Gujarat in December 2006. According to the CBI, Shah was allegedly involved in
the conspiracy behind both the incidents.