Sohrabuddin Shaikh’s brother Rubabuddin, who wishes to withdraw his application challenging BJP president Amit Shah’s discharge from the Sohrabuddin Shaikh and Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case, has said he is under tension and feels too helpless to pursue the matter.
Mei mansik roop se bahut pareshan hu aur asamarth hun. Isliye vapas liya. Isse jyada mei kuch nahi bol sakta [I am mentally troubled and feeling helpless. That’s why I have decided to withdraw. I can’t say anything more],” he told The Hindu on the phone.
On Tuesday, in a decision that surprised his lawyers, Rubabuddin told the Bombay High Court that he wanted to withdraw his petition filed last month and cited a communication gap between him and his counsel.
However, on seeing that he was being prompted from behind by some persons, the court felt that his decision was not voluntary and gave him two weeks to think.
The court’s order notes: “On being questioned, the applicant [Rubabuddin] has stated that he is seeking to withdraw the applications voluntarily and he is not under pressure, threat or coercion from any person to withdraw the applications. It is necessary to ascertain whether the withdrawal is voluntary.”