Sohrabuddin Encounter: Bombay High Court to announce verdict on discharge of cops

MUMBAI: 2005-2006 encounter case of suspected gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife and their aide will most likely to get the final  on Monday.The Bombay High Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on whether or not some senior Gujarat and Rajasthan police officers deserve to be discharged in the Fake’ encounters case.

According to the reports submittted by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)  to the court Shaikh, his wife Kausar Bi and their aide Tulsiram Prajapati were killed in “fake” encounters by the police of the two states in 2005-2006.

The matter was heard by a single bench of the high court presided over by Justice A M Badar, had reserved the verdict on five revision applications challenging the discharge granted in the case by a trial court to Gujarat IPS officer Rajkumar Pandian, former Gujarat ATS chief D G Vanzara, Gujarat police officer N K Amin, Rajasthan cadre IPS officer Dinesh M N and Rajasthan police constable Dalpat Singh Rathod.

Incidentally, a special court in Mumbai had discharged 15 of these 38 accused arrested in the case between 2014-17. Those discharged included 14 police officials and BJP president Amit Shah.

However, Gujarat Police had then claimed Sohrabuddin Shaikh had terror links.

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