Sohrab case: CBI opposes Chudasama’s interim bail plea

Ahmedabad, May 31: The CBI, probing the alleged fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, today opposed the interim bail plea of accused IPS officer Abhay Chudasama who claimed that he had to undergo hip replacement surgery.

In reply to the interim bail plea of Chudasama filed in the court of CBI Judge G K Upadhyay, the agency said that Chudasama had earlier tried “to monitor” the investigation in an unauthorised manner.

Chudasama had tried to influence key witnesses in the case, the CBI alleged.

The CBI contended that since investigation in the case was at a very crucial stage, granting Chudasama interim bail would hamper the probe.

With regard to Chudasama’s need for hip replacement surgery, CBI said that such operations can be done in a government hospital for which there is no need for bail.