Executive and judiciary

Political roots

Print edition : February 16, 2018

Ahemdabad, July 25, 2010: Amit Shah, Gujarat's Home Minister, sitting in front of the Ashit Dave (right), the magistrate to whose residence he was taken by CBI officials in connection with the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. Photo: PTI

Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife, Kausar Bi. Sohrabuddin was killed in a fake encounter and his wife was allegedly murdered in 2005. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Haren Pandya. His family maintained that his death in 2003 was a case of political murder. Photo: PTI

VHP leader Pravin Togadia. He made references to an "eliminating assault" targeted at him in Ahmedabad. Photo: Virender Singh Negi

The silence of the government on the memorandum of procedures finalised by the Supreme Court and the alleged arbitrary assignment of cases is at the core of the controversy dogging the judiciary.
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