‘I was slapped with fake case, court has already acquitted me’: Amit Shah reacts to Rahul’s ‘murder accused’ jibe

Bhopal: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah has questioned Rahul Gandhi’s knowledge of legal matters after the Congress chief called him a “murder accused.”

“Let me tell you the gist of the order,” Shah said in response to Gandhi’s jibe. “I was slapped with a fake case and the court has already passed its order that it was a politically motivated allegation and was without any evidence. I do not want to make any comment on the legal knowledge of Rahul Gandhi.”

Congress President Rahul Gandhi called Shah a “murder accused” on Tuesday.

Gandhi, who was addressing election rallies in Madhya Pradesh, also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale controversy, saying an inquiry into the defence deal will be instituted if the Congress comes to power. Then, mentioning Shah, he added: “Murder accused BJP chief Amit Shah, wow, how majestic!”

In 2014, a special court relieved Shah in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter killing cases, ruling that there was “no case” against him and that he had been charged for “political reasons”.

Sheikh was killed in an alleged encounter in November 2005. His wife was allegedly raped and killed three days later, and his aide Tulsiram Prajapati was shot dead by the police in December 2006. Of the 38 people accused in the case, only 22 stood trial.

The special CBI court hearing the case, on December 21, acquitted all the accused.