Rubabuddin charges Modi with contempt of apex court
Thursday, September 02, 2010 08:40:26 AM,
Rubabuddin Sheikh, the brother of staged-shootout victim
Sohrabuddin Sheikh, Wednesday served a legal notice on Gujarat
Chief Minister Narendra Modi charging him with contempt of the
Supreme Court with his derogatory remarks against the CBI that is
probing the case.
The notice dated Aug 28 sought a response within a week whereafter
he would take "appropriate action" in the matter.
The notice also asks the chief minister to refrain from making any
such derogatory statements that could interfere with the Central
Bureau of Investigation's probe into the Sohrabuddin-Kausarbi
murder case being conducted under the direct supervision of the
The notice comes after Modi's public speech in Ahmedabad Aug 25 in
which he said the CBI had taken a supari (contract) from the
Congress party to finish him politically.
He also alleged at the meet that the "friends of the Congress may
be jumping around because of their trust in the CBI but the people
of Gujarat will decide finally."
The notice said Modi made the allegations against the CBI even
though he was fully aware that the central agency was directed by
the Supreme Court to conduct the investigation into the
Sohrabuddin-Kausarbi murder case and was submitting its report to
the apex court.
It said the statements amounted to a grave insult to the Supreme
Court and were a "deliberate and a calculated" attempt by the
chief minister to "undermine the majesty" of the apex court and
make people "loose faith and belief in the wisdom of the apex
court in entrusting the investigation to the CBI."
It said the chief minister deliberately used the word "supari"
implying that the CBI had initiated the investigation on some
"monetary considerations" from the Congress party and was
investigating into the case with "malafide intentions" to harm him
It said since the apex court had
directed the CBI to conduct the inquiry, the allegation by Modi
"amounted to direct allegation against the impartiality of the
Pointing out that earlier also several state Bharatiya Janata
Party (BJP) leaders had made "extremely derogatory remarks"
against the CBI and had called it the "Congress Bureau of
Investigation," it said it was clear that "deliberate and
conscious efforts" were being made by the ruling party leadership
"to create doubts and disbelief" in the minds of the people about
the CBI investigation into the case.
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