Mumbai, May 23 UNI | 2 months ago

A special CBI court today adjourned till June 6 the hearing in the Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case, involving former Gujarat Minister of State for Home Amit Shah.

After hearing the defence advocates, the court deffered the hearing till June 6.

On the prayer of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Supreme Court had transferred trial in the case to Mumbai from Gujarat for fair trial proceeding.

A special CBI court had on May 9, issued summons to Shah and others accused in connection with the case, to appear before the court.

The CBI had filed a charge sheet in the case last September against Shah, the close aide of BJP leader Narendra Modi, and 18 others, including several police officers.

According to CBI, gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kauser Bi were abducted by Gujarat's Anti-Terrorism Squad from Hyderabad and killed in an alleged fake encounter near Gandhinagar in November 2005.

(Posted on 23-05-2014)