Sunday, August 8, 2010

CBI continues to question Amit Shah

CBI continues to question Amit Shah

The CBI sleuths on Sunday kept on quizzing former Gujarat minister Amit Shah. He was grilled on Saturday for nine hours in connection with the 2005 killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh in a staged shootout.

The former minister of state for home was at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) office in the morning for the final day of questioning. His two-day period of CBI remand ends Sunday night.

Though Shah has been lodged in Sabarmati jail after his arrest on July 25 and judicial remand thereafter, he spent on Saturday night in the CBI lock-up in it's regional office in Sector-10 here.

He was brought to the CBI camp office in the old secretariat for further questioning Sunday morning.

The minister faced over 300 questions over the length of the day Saturday, say sources in CBI. His lawyers said they had no complaints in relation to the questioning.

According to the source, Shah has been less than cooperative in answering questions. On Saturday, he was in the custody of the CBI from almost 10 am to 8.30 pm The questioning began around 10.a.m. Sunday again.

He has answered largely in monosyllables or at best with "I don't remember".

The former minister has been asked searching questions about the orders he issued in relation to the transfer of key police officers who are now co-accused and his phone conversations - 32 times with Deputy Superintendent of Police NK Amin on the day Sohrabuddin's wife Kauserbi is suspected to have been killed, the source said.


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