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Mumbai court summons to Amit Shah in Tulsiram Prajapati encounter case

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Mumbai: A special CBI court issued summons to Amit Shah, the close aide of BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, and other accused in the Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case.

On the first day of hearing, special judge JT Utpat issued summons to the accused, seeking their presence on May 23. Earlier, the case was transferred from Gujarat to Mumbai court.

The CBI filed a chargesheet in the case last September against Shah, the former home minister of Gujarat, and 18 others, including several police officers. According to the CBI, gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kauser Bi were abducted by Gujarat’s Anti-Terrorism Squad from Hyderabad and killed in a fake encounter near Gandhinagar in November 2005.

Following which, Tulsiram Prajapati, a key eye-witness to the encounter, was killed by police at Chapri village in Banaskantha district of Gujarat in December 2006, it says.

According to the CBI, Shah, as Minister of State, was involved in the conspiracy which led to the fake encounters.

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