Giving a big relief to BJP chief Amit Shah, Nayamuddin Sheikh, the youngest brother of gangster Sohrabuddin Shaikh, told a special CBI court that the Central Bureau of Investigation had added names of BJP president Amit Shah and Gujarat police officer Abhay Chudasma on its own to his statement recorded in 2010.
The CBI had brought him as a witness in the 2005 fake encounter case. The case relates to the alleged fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife Kausar Bi, and aide Tulsi Prajapati. Both Chudasma and Shah were earlier given clean chits by the CBI in the fake encounter case.
Both Nayamuddin and his other brother Rubabuddin have been pursuing the case of their brother’s encounter and had at many points alleged threats from “powerful people”.In 2010, Nayamuddin apparently gave a statement to the CBI in which he claimed a threat to his life from Chudasma and Amit Shah. Nayamuddin has now denied making such a statement and has told the court that a CBI officer had essentially concocted that statement.
According to the CBI, in November 2005, alleged extortionists Sohrabuddin and Tulsiram along with Sohrabuddin’s wife Kausar Bi were travelling in a bus from Hyderabad to Sangli in Maharashtra when they were stopped by the teams from the Gujarat Police and Rajasthan Police and “abducted”.
Soon after the alleged abduction, Sohrabuddin was allegedly killed in a fake encounter near Ahmedabad in Gujarat. His wife, Kausar Bi who disappeared after the incident, was later allegedly killed as well. However, her remains were never found.