Sohrabuddin case: CBI arrests Amit Shah

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Gandhinagar, July 25 (ANI): Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials on Sunday arrested former Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah in connection with the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

Shah was arrested at the state CBI headquarters here before being whisked away to the residence of CBI court judge A.V Dave, where the investigating agency will seek his remand for further interrogation.

Earlier addressing media persons in Ahmedabad, Shah said all allegations against him are politically motivated.

"All the allegations against me are fabricated. None of the allegations are true. Everything is politically motivated," he added

"I am being framed. I will expose the people who are framing me," he added.

Shah said he had received the CBI summons only yesterday and would respond to all charges.

He requested that his questioning by CBI be video-taped and be presented to court.

He further attacked the Congress for using the CBI as a political tool, and said, " I am not afraid of any process of law, and we will fight it out in a court of law. I am confident of getting justice.

"There have been 1700 encounters in the country, but why are the encounters in Gujarat being inquired into. The Congress have not won any election in Gujarat in the past twenty years, and they have no other recourse left," he added.

A CBI court in Gandhinagar on Friday evening rejected Shah's anticipatory bail plea that he had filed through his lawyer to avoid arrest in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.

The CBI has filed a 30,000-page charge sheet against Shah, accusing him of complicity in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case. They now want to conduct his trial and eventual imprisonment outside the state of Gujarat

Sohrabuddin and his wife were killed in an alleged fake encounter in 2005. (ANI)

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