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Fake encounter case: AAP points at ‘glaring discrepancies’

Slamming the CBI after a special CBI court discharged BJP president Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin and Tulsi Prajapati fake encounter case, the Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday said there were “glaring discrepancies” in what is in the chargesheet and way the case was argued before the court.

The party said the way the CBI has argued the case, it is nothing but a “blatant” and “open” misuse of country’s premiere agency.

It said that for all these days the CBI had been arguing that Shah was a main accused, but it changed its stand and made him “one of the accused” in the case.

Senior AAP leader Yogendra Yadav demanded that the CBI should challenge the order in the High Court.

“This is nothing, but a blatant misuse of the CBI by the BJP,” Yadav said.

Last week, the Aam Aadmi Party accused the CBI of taking a ‘U turn’ and “weakening” the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

Addressing a news conference here, party leaders Ashish Khetan and Yogendra Yadav alleged that the CBI was presenting a “wishy washy and weak” case to the court in Mumbai to give Shah an escape route.

They added that a battery of Shah’s lawyers argued before the court for two days, while a “junior” CBI lawyer presented his case in just 15 minutes.

Court ruling on Shah worrisome, CBI under govt pressure, alleges Congress

Congress on Tuesday described as “strange and worrisome” the special CBI court discharging BJP chief Amit Shah in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter killing case and alleged that there was “government pressure” on a “chained, caged and totally immobilised” CBI.

Recalling that there was earlier a judicial order that Shah should be kept away from Gujarat as he can influence the investigations, party spokesperson Ajoy Kumar wondered “suddenly you find that there has been a total U-turn ...suddenly he is exonerated.” “So it is definitely worrisome... it is very strange,” Kumar said wondering how can an evidence be produced to the court at one time that ensures that Shah is put behind bars, which is then followed by an order that asks to keep him away from Gujarat and then “suddenly a judgement that there is not enough evidence”.

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