Sohrabuddin case: Amit Shah's bail hearing today

Ahmedabad, Aug 17 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court will on Tuesday decide on the bail plea of former Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah, who was arrested in connection with the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

The hearing in the court of CBI Judge G K Upadhyay was adjourned on August 11 following a request for adjournment by Shah's lawyer Mitesh Amin on the grounds that their senior counsel Ram Jethmalani was unable to be present that day.

The CBI has charged Shah with murder, abduction, extortion and conspiracy. On July 23, it produced a 30,000-page charge sheet-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. he 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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