21 October, 2020

Patel Brothers’ Statement Of ‘No Consequence’

In a 75-page judgement, special court judge M.B. Gosavi deals with CBI’s arguments in two pages, devotes 32 pages to Amit Shah’s application, 25 pages for his discharge order

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Patel Brothers’ Statement Of ‘No Consequence’

CBI Two Ahmedabad builders, Ramanbhai Patel and Dasrathbhai Patel, in their statement recorded before a magistrate u/s 164 of the CrPC, said that Amit Shah had used police officer Abhay Chudasama’s phone to warn that they should not give any statement on Sohrabuddin case to the CBI. The builders also video- recorded a meeting in which the warning was reiterated.

Court Patel brothers gave three statements, two to the CBI u/s 161 of CrPC and one to the magistrate. “It is absolutely unnatural and unbelievable that the witness states all the facts almost in ad-verbatim even without much grammatical variations. This is somewhat opposed to common sense...CBI also did not get the actual conversation, voice sample etc and therefore this part of the statement is of no consequence”. 

CBI Amit Shah was the lynchpin of an extortion racket run through his trusted police officers as admitted by the Patel brothers, who were told to pay `1.5 crore to escape...



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