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  • Sunday, March, 2020| Today's Market | Current Time: 02:01:00
  • A special CBI court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on the bail application of former Gujarat minister Amit Shah, arrested in connection with the 2005 Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, till 30th August.

    When the matter came up for hearing in the court of CBI Judge G K Upadhyay, Shah’s lawyer Mitesh Amin requested adjournment saying their senior counsel Ram Jethmalani could not make it to the court.

    The central investigating agency did not raise any objection in this regard and the matter was adjourned till 30th August by the court.

    Meanwhile, the court also adjourned the hearing on application of Rubbabuddin Sheikh, brother of Soharabuddin Sheikh, to be included as a party in the bail application of Shah, till 27th August.

    Shah, a former Minister of State for Home and close aide of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, was arrested by CBI in connection with the fake encounter case and charged with murder, extortion and kidnapping.

    In his bail plea filed on 26th July, a day after his arrest, Shah had said that the Congress party played “a very vital role in the Sohrabuddin encounter case to make it a political issue” and “to utilise the same as an instrument to politically victimise him”.