New Delhi: In what could be a relief for BJP President, the Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition challenging the discharge of Amit Shah in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.
“Rejected,” a bench comprising Justices S A Bobde and Ashok Bhushan said after nearly a half-an-hour hearing on the plea filed by former bureaucrat and social activist Harsh Mander.
Mander had challenged the Bombay High Court order which had upheld the discharge of the BJP President by the trial court in the case.
Lawyer Kapil Sibal was fighting the case on behalf of Mander along with Rajeev Dhavan and Anand Grover.
The court rejected Sibal’s argument that Mander could challenge Shah’s exoneration on the grounds that he was a ‘person aggrieved’. Harish Salve was arguing for Amit Shah in the case.
The Mumbai Sessions court had given a clean chit to Amit Shah in the case on December, 30 2014. Harish Mander filed the petition in Supreme Court seeking a quashing of the sessions court order.