Why Does CBI Not Move Higher Courts Against Shah in Sohrab Case?: Cong

New Delhi
Why Does CBI Not Move Higher Courts Against Shah in Sohrab Case?: Cong

Congress today questioned CBI's decision not to approach higher courts against a Mumbai special court's decision to discharge BJP President Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case as the 90-day deadline for making an appeal against the order came to a close.

"We are surprised why CBI did not file any appeal in these cases in the higher courts. We demand that CBI and other agencies looking into the case should make an appeal in higher courts against Shah who is considered to be the number two in the BJP after Narendra Modi.

"There is a provision in our Constitution that if we are not happy with the order of one court, we can approach the higher court," party spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed told reporters at the AICC briefing.

A report earlier said that CBI has decided not to appeal against the December 30 order of the court as it feels there is no new evidence to present.

Ahmed recalled that one of the three judges hearing the case was transferred immediately after the Modi-led government came to power at the Cenre despite the Supreme Court's observation that a judge hearing the trial of the case should continue till that trial comes to an end.

"We expected that CBI would approach the higher courts. CBI had prepared a 22,000-page report in this matter," he said.

Ahmed also targetted the government on tackling Left Wing extremism and wondered whether the Modi government has done away with the Integrated Action Plan despite Home Minister Rajnath Singh's strong recommendation for it owing to "differences" between them.

"206 districts are affected by Naxalism. Out of this, 80 are badly affected. UPA government had made an Integrated Action Plan to check it and spent more than Rs 4100 crore with which more than 5500 kilometers roads were built 34 districts. Incidents of Naxal violence also came down between 20009 and 2014. Modi government had brought an end to this scheme.

"Home Minister Singh had strongly recommended for the continuance of the scheme. We do not know whether the scheme was disbanded due to Modiji's differences with Singh or to bring him down.

"The internal security of the country should not be allowed to suffer due intra-party rivalry. There may be personal differences but this should not lead to compromise with national security," he said.

Ahmed also pointed to massive shelling by Pakistan and incursion by China into Indian territory after Modi government came to power.

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