SC junks petition against bail to Shah

The Bench accepted her request and permitted withdrawal of the petition while adding that it had not expressed any opinion of the merits of the case.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:September 11, 2013 3:12 am

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a petition by a journalist,seeking cancellation of bail of former Gujarat minister Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter cases.

“We cannot entertain a writ petition. You should have filed an application. We cannot also permit this petition to be treated as an application,” said a Bench of Justices H L Dattu and S J Mukopadhaya. It said the matter relating to bail to Shah had already been disposed of by the apex court and so if the petitioner sought to raise certain contentions,he will have to file a proper application in the earlier matter.

A refusal by the court prompted advocate Kamini Jaiswal,who appeared for petitioner Pushp Kumar Sharma,to seek a permission to withdraw the petition with a liberty to file an appropriate application in the bail matter.

The Bench accepted her request and permitted withdrawal of the petition while adding that it had not expressed any opinion of the merits of the case. Sharma claimed that he had conducted a sting operation against BJP MPs Prakash Javadekar and Bhupendra Singh Yadav as they allegedly tried to impede investigation in the encounter cases and protect Amit Shah.

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