The Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on Monday on the petition filed by former Gujarat minister Amit Shah, a close aide of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, challenging the validity of the CBI decision to file two separate charge sheets in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.
A bench comprising Justices P Sathasivam and B S Chauhan will decide the issue whether the CBI can file two separate charge sheets against Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin killing and Tulsi Ram Prajapati killing case.
Prajapati was the only eye witness in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.
According to Shah, CBI cannot file separate charge sheets as both the killings relate to the same incident.
The apex court shall also decide the fate of Rajkumar, an IPS officer, who is also facing similar situation.
CBI instead of filing supplementary charge sheet in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case has registered a separate FIR in the Tulsi Ram Prajapati killing case.
The apex court had reserved its judgement after hearing all the parties in the case.
Sohrabuddin was allegedly killed in a fake encounter by Gujarat police on November 25, 2005. Shah was the minister of state for home affairs in Gujarat cabinet at the time.
Kausar Bi, wife of Sohrabuddin, was also allegedly killed after a few days by Gujarat police.
Prajapati the only eye witness in the case was also found dead under mysterious circumstances.
The apex court shall decide the issue whether CBI was right in registering two separate FIRs or it can only register only one FIR.
Shah was represented by senior counsel Ram Jethmalani.