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SC to hear pleas against Modi on Wednesday
December 10, 2007 12:00 IST
Last Updated: December 10, 2007 12:17 IST
The Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday an application seeking to make Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi [Images] a co-accused in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case on the basis of his alleged statement justifying the act.
A Bench headed by Justice Tarun Chatterjee said it would be the first matter to be heard on Wednesday.
The court did not issue any notice and simply adjourned the matter.
Additional Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam, who is assisting the court as an amicus curiae in the matter, submitted before the bench the translated version of the transcript of the speech given by Modi at Mangrol in Gujarat.
The ASG submitted that the statement of the Chief Minister was prima facie complete interference with the process of justice.
Senior advocate Dushyant Dave, appearing for Sohrabuddin's brother, Rubabuddin Sheikh said it was a gross contempt of court.
However, during the heated arguments, senior advocate Arun Jaitley opposed their submissions saying the matter could be taken up when "tempers are down".