Human rights activists to move SC against Modi’s remark on Sohrabuddin killing

December 5th, 2007 - 6:51 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Dec 5 (ANI): Coming down heavily on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over his justification for the 2005 fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, human rights activists today said that they would file a petition in the Supreme Court against it.
“Technically, those who believe in the rule of law have to take this forward to the Supreme Court,” said Gagan Sethi, Human Right Activist, Centre for Social Justice.
At an election rally in Jamnagar district on Tuesday , Modi had admitted that Sohrabuddin Sheikh’s encounter did happen in Gujarat.
“Yes, Sohrabuddin’s encounter happened in Gujarat and If Sonia Gandhi (India’s ruling United Progressive Alliance Chief) wants she can hang me for this,” said Modi.
Sohrabuddin Sheikh, was reportedly gunned down on November 26, 2005 after being branded a Lashkar-e-Toiba militant by the Gujarat Police, allegedly trying to hatch a conspiracy to kill Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The cops also allegedly killed Sohrabuddin’s wife, Kausar Bi.
On the Supreme Court’s directive, the Gujarat Government had constituted a CID team under IGP Geetha Johri to investigate the case.
On November 13, an Ahmedabad court had rejected the bail petitions of IPS officer D G Vanzara, and six others, who are the prime suspects in the 2005 Sohrabbudin Sheikh fake encounter case.
Two IPS officers of Gujarat Police– Vanzara and Rajkumar Pandyan– and one of Rajasthan Police– Dinesh Kumar- allegedly executed the encounter in November 2005. (ANI)

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