Eight police officers accused in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, including D.G. Vanzara, have objected to another accused police officer N.K. Amin turning approver in the case.
Eight accused in the case, including three suspended IPS officers — Vanzara, Dinesh M.N. and Rajkumar Pandian — have informed the court through their lawyer Prayesh Limbachia that they have objection to Amin’s application to turn approver.
Mr. Limbachia, representing all the eight accused, stood up in the court when the court proceedings were on and said that they should be made a party to the case.
He said they will file a detailed affidavit listing their objections to Amin turning approver during the next hearing of the case.
The hearing of Amin’s application to turn approver in the case has been deferred till August 3 by Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate A.I. Raval.
Amin, through his lawyers, had on Monday filed an application in the court to become an approver and also asked the court to grant him pardon in the case.
His application had come a day after former Gujarat minister Amit Shah was arrested by CBI in the fake encounter case.
The hearing was adjourned as Amin’s lawyer had to leave immediately due to a family related matter.
Amin’s another application seeking his transfer of jail was rejected by the court.
Keywords: Sohrabuddin fake encounter