Sohrabuddin case: Ex-ADGP Mathur appears before CBI

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Gandhinagar, Aug 5 (ANI): OP Mathur, former Additional Director General of Police, appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday for questioning in connection with the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

Mathur was the head of the state CID (Crime) department, which was investigating the case before the Supreme Court handed it over to the CBI.

Mathur was subsequently made Ahmedabad Police Commissioner before superannuating from the post.

On Wednesday, a special court in Ahmedabad rejected a CBI application seeking custody of former Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah in connection with the case.

Shah will now be in judicial custody till August 8.

Earlier, the CBI had opposed Shah's bail plea and had requested the court to put Shah in its custody for five more days, as he was not cooperating during his judicial interrogation.

The CBI has charged Shah with murder, abduction, extortion and conspiracy in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

On July 23, it produced a 30,000-page chargesheet implicating Shah in the case.

Shah was interrogated over three days in jail last week, but the CBI said he did not cooperate and has denied any involvement in the case.

The Supreme Court on January 12 has handed over the investigation of the case to the CBI asking it to place before it the report on the progress of the probe within six months by July 31.

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

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