Special Correspondent

GANDHINAGAR: The refusal by the Supreme Court to "dispose of" the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case, in which three senior IPS officers, two from Gujarat and one from Rajasthan, have been arrested, has disappointed the political leadership in Gujarat.

The State government will be on tenterhooks at least for one more day anxiously awaiting the outcome in the Supreme Court on Tuesday of the hearing on the Sohrabuddin case and the habeas corpus petition on the disappearance of his wife, Kauserbi.

But BJP sources admitted that the State political leadership, which was hoping that the apex court would "dispose of" the matter as the State government had already taken action on all the three "prayers" in the petition filed by Sohrabuddin's brother, Rubabuddin, was "clearly disappointed."

Apex court disagrees

The apex court had not agreed with the State government pleader's request for disposing of the matter on the assurance that the State CID (crime) police was taking "necessary actions."

The political leadership is also worried that in case the apex court accede to the request for ordering a CBI inquiry in the matter since more than one State was involved in the episode, the investigation could put some ruling party leaders in embarrassment.