Jailed Gujarat police officer gets permission to appear in exams

United News of India

Ahmedabad, April 19, 2011

A special CBI court today granted permission to suspended police officer N K Amin, an accused in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case of 2005, to appear in an online examination.

Amin, who was arrested in the case in 2007 along with other 15 police officers, had sought interim bail for seven days to appear in the examination but CBI Judge Jyotsna Yagnik rejected the bail plea and granted him permission to appear for the test.

He is pursuing a course in computer science in the jail.

The court has ordered that Amin be allowed to go to the office of his counsel Jagdish Ramani for seven days from April 23 to 30, from 0700 hrs to 1900 hrs, and appear for the test in the presence of CBI officials.

Amin, who is jailed along with other accused in the fake encounter case, was Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in city crime branch before being arrested in 2007 based on the statement of a witness involved in the operation of abducting and killing Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kausar bi in November 2005.