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Gujarat encounter: Provide copy of chargesheet, says SC
July 16, 2007 16:14 IST
The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Gujarat government to submit a copy of the chargesheet filed by it relating to the killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh in a fake encounter to Additional Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniyam who is assisting the court as an amicus curiae.
The Gujarat government filed the chargesheet on Monday in a court in Ahmedabad.
A Bench comprising Justice Tarun Chatterjee and P K Balasubramanyan posted the next hearing on the matter for July 24.
The Gujarat government also placed before the court a fresh action taken report on the investigation of the case.
Subramaniyam, during the hearing, raised serious objection to the manner in which the investigation was conducted.
Senior Advocate K T S Tulsi, appearing for Gujarat government, alleged that the Centre wanted to make this matter an election issue.
He said that there was difficulty in supplying the copy of the chargesheet as the prosecution did not want to reveal the identity of the crucial witnesses.