The Gujarat High Court on Monday issued a notice to the CBI on the bail application of suspended IPS officer N K Amin, arrested in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.

Justice N V Anjaria issued notice to the central agency after suspended Dy. SP Amin, whose default bail plea was rejected by a special CBI court earlier, applied for bail plea in the High Court last Wednesday.

The court scheduled the matter for further hearing on August 6.

Mr Amin had moved the High Court against the special CBI court’s order refusing bail to him. He has sought bail saying that since the charge sheet filed by the CBI was incomplete, he should be granted bail by default.

The CBI court had stated in its order that the default bail plea has to be filed after 90 days of arrest, in case the charge sheet is not filed, which was not the case here. The argument that the filed charge sheet was incomplete does not survive, the court had said.

Bail is granted by default if the charge sheet is not filed within the stipulated period of 90 days after the arrest.

Mr Amin, who is also an accused in the Sohrabuddin Shaikh fake encounter case, was arrested on April 4.

On July 3, CBI filed the charge sheet against seven police officers including Mr Amin, accusing them of murder and criminal conspiracy regarding the encounter killing of 19-year-old Ishrat, Javed Sheikh alias Pranesh Pillai, Zeeshan Johar and Amjad Ali Rana on the outskirts of Ahmedabad in 2004.