Nov 22, 2005
Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife Kauserbi, Tulsiram Prajapati picked up from bus in Zaheerabad (AP)
Nov 23, 2005
Sohrabuddin, Kauserbi taken to Disha farmhouse via Valsad and Bharuch (Gujarat)
Nov 25, 2005
Sohrabuddin taken to Arham farmhouse and killed. Kauserbi killed few days later for reasons still unclear.
Jan 14, 2006
Supreme Court directs Gujarat Police to have the killings investigated
Jun 27, 2006
Gujarat initiates preliminary inquiry after three reminders from SC
Dec 18, 2006
V.L. Solanki seeks to interrogate Tulsiram and Sylvester, said to be Sohrabuddin’s henchmen, in an Udaipur jail. Denied.
Dec 27, 2006
Tulsiram Prajapati, eyewitness, killed in an encounter
Rubabuddin Sheikh files writ petition in SC, seeks CBI probe
Gujarat cops conclude Sohrabuddin was killed in a fake encounter. Charge sheet against 13 policemen, including senior cops D.G. Vanzara and Rajkumar Pandian
May 5, 2007
Gujarat govt tells SC Kauserbi’s body was burnt in Illol village
Jan 12, 2010
SC orders CBI probe
Sep 27, 2012
SC denies CBI’s plea for cancelling bail to Amit Shah but transfers trial outside Gujarat after agency complains its work being thwarted, officials being harassed
Apr 8, 2013
SC allows Shah’s petition to club two encounter cases
Records transferred to CBI Special Court in Mumbai and case assigned to J.T. Utpat
Proceedings commence in the trial court after records were translated from Gujarati to English and Marathi
Jun 25, 2014
Judge Utpat transferred to Pune by Bombay High Court and Judge Brijmohan Loya is appointed in his place in the CBI special court
Dec 1, 2014
Judge Loya dies of a cardiac arrest at a government guesthouse in Nagpur
Dec 15, 2014
Judge Loya’s successor M.B. Gosavi begins hearing in the case. Takes up Amit Shah’s discharge petition.
Dec 17, 2014
Judge Gosavi concludes hearing and reserves order.
Dec 29, 2014
CBI Spl Court judge Gosavi drops all charges against Shah, accepts plea that the CBI made Shah an accused for political reasons.