A Special CBI court will pronounce on December 21 its judgement in the politically sensitive Sohrabuddin Anwar Shaikh and Tulsiram Prajapati twin encounters case and the rape-cum-murder of Kausar Bi of Gujarat.
The "fake encounters" of alleged gangsters Sohrabuddin and Prajapati and the disappearance of the former's wife Kausar Bi took place in 2005-06, kicking off a major political storm.
The prosecution's case was that Sohrabuddin was linked with terror outfits like Lashkar-e-Tayiba and was allegedly conspiring to assassinate "an important political leader", presumably then Gujarat Chief Minister (and now Prime Minister) Narendra Modi.
Among those discharged were then Gujarat Home Minister and now BJP President Amit Shah, then Rajasthan Home Minister G.C. Kataria, 'encounter specialist' and former Deputy Inspector-General from Gujarat D.G. Vanzara, who then headed the Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) in Gujarat, IPS officer N.K. Amin and 12 other police officials.
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