Monday, May 14, 2012

Sohrabuddin case: HC issues notice to CBI


Gujarat High Court on Monday issued notice to the Central Bureau
of Investigation while hearing bail applications filed by two
constables Santram Sharma and Ajay Parmar, jailed for Sohrabuddin
Sheikh’s fake encounter. The next hearing has been scheduled on June

 A special CBI court had refused to entertain the bail plea of the
duo earlier this month on the grounds that CBI had not filed
chargesheets against them. The CBI court also did not take any
cognizance against them, as no case was registered. Hence the sessions
court, which looks after CBI cases, would have no jurisdiction and it
cannot grant bail.

The CBI had said evidence against three accused Ajay Parmar,
Santram Sharma and V A Rathod indicated their non- complicity in
commission of crime.

Parmar and Sharma moved the high court on the grounds that another
accused, police inspector V A Rathod was granted bail by the Supreme
Court and hence they sought bail on the ground of parity because he
was also shown a witness by CBI.