MUMBAI: The CBI on Tuesday said it will oppose the PIL filed in the Bombay High Court against the agency’s decision not to challenge a lower court order discharging BJP president Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin Shaikh alleged fake encounter case.
The public interest litigation, filed by the Bombay Lawyers Association last week, termed as “illegal, arbitrary and malafide” the CBI’s action of not challenging the December 30, 2014 order of a special CBI court here discharging Shah.
“We are opposing the petition. We also have an issue on the maintainability of the petition. The discharge order is of December 2014…there is an issue of limitations,” CBI counsel Anil Singh said in the high court.
A division bench of Justices S C Dharmadhikari and Bharti Dangre on Tuesday posted the petition for arguments on February 13 after the CBI counsel sought time.