20 October, 2020

The Amit Shah Files

Even before the trial is concluded, a CBI court finds reason to discharge a powerful man

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The Amit Shah Files
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The Trail...

  • Despite SC order that the same trial judge who starts hearing the case should conclude it, Sohrabuddin case has seen three judges
  • One year after being assigned the trial in the CBI special court, J.T. Utpat was transferred in June 2014
  • Utpat’s successor Brijmohan Loya died at a government guesthouse in Nagpur on November 30, 2014
  • Loya’s successor M.B. Gosavi heard Amit Shah’s discharge petition from December 15-17, and delivered a 75-page order on December 30, 2014
  • Dropping of charges against Shah has led to a flurry of discharge petitions being filed by other accused

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The tantalising phrase “somewhat opposed to common sense” is likely to ring in the ears of BJP national president Amit Anilchandra Shah for a long time to come. The five words were uttered on the penultimate day of 2014 by a trial judge in a CBI special court in Mumbai to let...

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