Supreme Court has rejected the petition against the discharge of BJP President, Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case. Sohrabuddin Sheikh along with his wife, Kauser Bi were killed while travelling from Hyderabad to Sangli (Maharashtra). The incident had taken place near Gandhinagar in 2005.
The petition which was filed by Harsh Mander had sought revoking of the Mumbai court ‘s December 2014 order which had given a clean chit to the then Home Minister of Gujrat, Amit Shah.
The Supreme Court also said that Harsh Mander had no locus standi to challenge Amit Shah’s discharge in the case.
Sohrabuddin Sheikh, a gangster accused of extorting local marble factories in Gujrat as well as in Rajasthan, also had several murder cases filed against him in the two states. Police had also claimed that he was associated with banned global terrorist organisation, Ladhkar-e-Taiba. Apart from this, he was also claimed to have contacts with several members of underworld operated by Dawood Ibrahim.
BJP president Amit Shah had been accused of orchestrating the killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife. One of the key witness of the incident was also killed by police at Chapri Village, in Banaskantha district of Gujrat.