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Ex-Minister Amit Shah Hospitalised

Ahmedabad: Former Gujarat minister Amit Shah, arrested in the fake encounter case of Soharabuddin Sheikh, was admitted to City Civil Hospital on Wednesday after he complained of uneasiness. "Shah has been admitted to G-6 ward
PTI September 15, 2010 16:16 IST
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Ahmedabad: Former Gujarat minister Amit Shah, arrested in the fake encounter case of Soharabuddin Sheikh, was admitted to City Civil Hospital on Wednesday after he complained of uneasiness.

"Shah has been admitted to G-6 ward of the City Civil Hospital," Sabarmati jail officials said.

 Shah was to be produced before the special CBI court here through video conferencing facility today on completion of his judicial custody period.

However, CBI informed the special court judge A Y Dave that as Shah has been admitted to the civil hospital, he could not be produced before the court.

Judge Dave extended his judicial custody till September 29.

Shah was earlier admitted to the civil hospital after he had complained of chest pain on August 31 and was discharged after seven days.

 Shah has been give special permission by the court to appear through video conferencing on security grounds.

Shah, a close aide of Gujarat chief Minister Narendra Modi, has been described by the CBI as the "kingpin" of the entire conspiracy leading to the November 26, 2005 encounter of Sohrabuddin, killing of his wife Kausar Bi and also Tulsi Prajapati, a key witness. PTI