Sohrabuddin: Mumbai court summons accused
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The process of trial in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case moved a step forward with a local court today issuing summonses to all the 18 accused, including former Gujarat minister Amit Shah. The court directed them to appear before it on November 9.
"On November 9, all the accused will be appearing before the court. The local court will then commit the case to the special CBI court," said special CBI prosecutor Ejaz Khan.
The Gujarat High Court had on October 16 dispatched records pertaining to the case to the Bombay High Court.
The Supreme Court had on September 27 ordered the transfer of the 2005 case to Maharashtra after the CBI said witnesses were being intimidated and the trial could not be held in a free and fair manner in Gujarat.
The CBI alleged that Shah, a former minister of state for home, was the kingpin of the conspiracy, in which most of the accused are policemen.