Mumbai: In a major relief to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief, Amit Shah, a Mumbai Sessions court today gave him a clean chit in both Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati encounter cases.
According to CBI, gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh, claimed to have links to Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba, and his wife Kauser Bi were abducted by Gujarat's Anti-Terrorism Squad when they were on way from Hyderabad to Sangli in Maharashtra and killed in an alleged fake encounter near Gandhinagar in November 2005.
Tulsiram Prajapati, an eye-witness to the encounter, was killed by police at Chapri village in Banaskantha district of Gujarat in December 2006.
The CBI had chargesheeted Shah and 18 others, including several police officers, in the case in September last year.
Shah was the Minister of State for Home, Gujarat, when the incidents had taken place.