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Prajapati case: SC stays proceedings against Amit Shah

October 18, 2012 16:13 IST

The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed further proceedings against former Gujarat home minister Amit Shah in the Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case.

A bench of justices P Sathasivam and Ranjan Gogoi also issued a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation on Shah's plea -- contending that Prajapati murder case is part of Sohrabuddin Sheikh's fake encounter case and they should be heard together.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Shah, argued that there was no need for a separate FIR in the Prajapati case as the case came to light during the CBI probe into Sohrabuddin's fake encounter case.

He submitted that the chargesheet filed in the Prajapati murder case should be treated as second supplementary chargesheet in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh's murder case.

The court, after hearing his argument, asked the CBI to file its reply by November 23 and stayed all proceedings against Shah in the Prajapati fake encounter case.

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