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Sohrabuddin Shaikh Encounters: Bombay HC Dismisses Pleas Challenging Discharge 6 Police Officers

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| September 10 , 2018 , 13:48 IST

The Bombay High Court on Monday dismissed the pleas to release the police officers involved in the fake encounter case of gangster Sohrabuddin Shaikh and two others.

The Court dismissed all the petitions challenging the discharge of top police officials DG Vanzara, Rajkumar Pandian and Dinesh Amin in connection with case.

According to the Central Bureau of Investigation, 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.

Earlier in July this year, A single judge bench of the Bombay HC court presided by Justice A M Badar had reserved judgment on the revision applications challenging the discharge granted in the case by a trial court to Gujarat IPS officer Rajkumar Pandian, former Gujarat ATS chief DG Vanzara, Gujarat police officer NK Amin, Rajasthan cadre IPS officer Dinesh M N and Rajasthan police constable Dalpat Singh Ratho

Out of the total six applications include three filed by Sohrabuddin’s brother Rubabuddin. The Gujarat Police had then claimed Sohrabuddin Shaikh had terror links. Those discharged included 14 police officials and BJP president Amit Shah.

Between 2014 and 2017, a special court in Mumbai, where the case was shifted from Gujarat following a Supreme Court order, discharged 15 of these 38 accused.

The Central Bureau of Investigation had booked these five officials, along with 33 other people, as accused in the "fake" encounters of Sohrabuddin Shaikh and Kausar Bi in November 2005 and Prajapati in December 2006.