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Sohrabuddin encounter: Supreme Court denies plea against Amit Shah

Today in Delhi the Supreme Court  denied to permit social activist Harsh Mander to challenge BJP national president Amit Shah’s discharge in the Sohrabuddin encounter case of Gujarat . The Supreme Court said Harsh Mander has no locus standi to challenge Amit Shah’s discharge in the case.

The petition filed by social activist Harsh Mander had sought quashing of the December 30, 2014 order of a Mumbai sessions court giving clean chit to Amit Shah in the case. The petitioner had also questioned the findings of the sessions court exonerating Shah in the Tulsiram Prajapati killing case, holding that there existed “no case” against him and that he had been implicated for “political reasons. sohrabudin

Sohrabuddin, was a gangster, killed by Gujarat police along with his wife Kausar Bi in 2005.Tulsiram, an aide of the gangster and an eyewitness to the encounter, was also killed allegedly by the police in 2006.