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Sohrabuddin case: SC dismisses top cops' bail plea

April 28, 2008 13:41 IST
Last Updated: April 28, 2008 14:43 IST

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The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the bail applications of two senior IPS officers -- M N Dinesh and N K Amin -- allegedly involved in the fake encounter killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh.

A bench of justices Arijit Pasyat and P Sathashivan said that "there was no supervening circumstances" to interfere with the high court's judgment.

Dinesh, a Rajasthan cadre officer and Amin, a deputy superintendent of police rank officer in the Gujarat police had challenged the cancellation of their bail by the Gujarat High Court.

Though a trial court had granted bail to the two officers, the high court cancelled the same.

The two police officials approached the apex court claiming that the high court had considered irrelevant material while canceling their bail.

However, the Supreme Court concurred with the findings of the high court and held that it had considered relevant material while canceling the bail.

Dinesh had allegedly assisted the Gujarat police in the encounter, while Amin has been accused of disposing of the body of Kauser Bi, wife of Sohrabuddin, two days after she was killed.

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