NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has taken decision on Monday that BJP chief Amit Shah will not be investigated again in the extra-judicial killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh.
No evidences were found against Mr. Amit Shah in 2005 and 2014. However, he was considered innocent by the Mumbai police. The role of xx- year old politician must be examined again, Former bureaucrat Harsh Mander said.
Judges today said that Mr Mander is “not even remotely connected with the case.” They also stressed “Once he (Shah) has been discharged, can he be continuously prosecuted?”
The investigation of Mr Shah, along with top police officers was done by CBI in 2012 as the charges of murder were imposed on him.
The agency said that Mr Sheikh was removed from a bus and killed along with his wife Kauser Bi after he fell out with Mr Shah, to whom he reported in an extortion racket. A witness to the crime, Tulsiram Prajapati, was killed a year later by the police.
In 2014, Amit Shah was made president of the BJP after he played significant role in the wining of PM Modi. At the time, he was on trial for Mr Sheikh’s killing. He is widely acknowledged as the PM’s closest advisor, and praised within the party for political acumen that has helped the BJP win a series of states since it came to power at the Centre.