The Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter is a criminal case in India in which the Gujarat state police killed Sohrabuddin Shaikh, a known criminal and alleged terrorist, on 26 November 2005. The state government's lawyer Senior Counsel K T S Tulsi later admitted before the Supreme Court of India that the "gun battle" in which Shaikh had died had been staged by the Gujarat police. Such encounters are known as "encounter killings" in India.
The killing was orchestrated by senior police officers of the Gujarat Police Service, and was allegedly ordered by Gujarat's home minister Amit Shah. Shah, a senior politician in the Bharatiya Janata Party government and a close confidant of chief minister Narendra Modi, was allegedly involved in a large extortion racket quote: “The fake encounter of Sohrabuddin is a case of extortion involving senior officials of the Gujarat police like Vanzara, Pandian, Chudasama and N.K. Amin in connivance with their political boss, Amit Shah... A witness gave a statement saying he had paid Rs 70 lakh to Amit Shah to settle a case in which... Read More