SC slams CBI for remarks against Gujarat court

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New Delhi, Nov 29: The Supreme Court on Wednesday (today) slammed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for seeking the case against former state Home Minister Amit Shah to be transferred out of Gujarat court on the grounds that courts in the state will not be impartial. Shah is accused of playing a key role in the fake encounter that led to the death of Sohrabuddin Sheikh.

A bench of justices, Aftab Alam and Ranjana Prakash Desai took strong exception to the agency"s plea that lower judiciary in Gujarat will not deal with the case impartially. Additional Solicitor General Vivek Tankha, appearing for the CBI submitted that he will satisfy the court on these allegations and wants to retain them.

Meanwhile, the Gujarat government strongly opposed the agency"s plea and criticised that the allegation levelled by the CBI for not getting free and fair trial were unfounded and baseless. Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kausar Bi were killed in an alleged staged encounter near Ahmedabad in November 2005.

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