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Sohrabuddin Fake Encounter case: Amit Shah acquitted

New Delhi, Dec 30: In a huge relief to BJP chief Amit Shah, a special CBI court on Tuesday acquitted him in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

Shah was chargesheeted in the fake encounter case. He was accused of playing a key role in the case when he was the Home Minister in Gujarat.

Sohrabuddin Sheikh Family however expressed disappointment with the court's decision. His brother Rubabuddin said that Shah had been saved as his party is in power in the Centre.

"The CBI has been used; Amit Shah has been saved with pressure from high up. This is all because of Central Government's interference, will go to the High Court," Rubabuddin said.

Meanwhile, the BJP hailed Shah's acquittal, saying the charges against him were politically motivated.

"We are happy that truth has prevailed," BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said.

Sheikh and his wife Kauser Bi were allegedly abducted by the Gujarat's Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) from Hyderabad and killed in a fake encounter near Gandhinagar in November 2005.

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