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SC to take up petitions against Modi Monday
December 07, 2007 11:53 IST
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to take up for hearing two separate applications seeking action against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi [Images] for his remarks on the killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh.
A bench headed by Justice Tarun Chatterjee posted the matter for hearing on Monday.
The issue was mentioned before the bench by senior counsel Dushyant Dave appearing for Rubbabuddin Sheikh, brother of the deceased and Prashant Bhushan, who appeared for Javed Akhtar, another petitioner.
The two petitioners sought an inquiry into Modi's reported justification of the fake encounter in which Sohrabuddin was killed on November 26, 2005.
The Election Commission also has issued a notice to Modi.