New Delhi: Former Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah, an accused in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter killing case, has moved the Supreme Court seeking its permission to return to Gujarat.

Shah who was forced to leave the state during the pendency of his trial in Sohrabuddin fake encounter killing case pleaded with the Supreme Court to amend its order.

On October 29, 2010 Gujarat High Court had granted interim bail to Shaw. Thereafter the Apex Court had on October 30, 2010, directed Shah to leave the state and ordered him to stay out till further orders.

In an application filed by Amit Shah before the Apex Court, he argued that living outside his home state for the last 16 months has caused ‘irreparable hardship’ to him and his family members.

"My entire family stays in Gujarat. A person who has been in the public life for more than 25 years has been forced to stay away from his home state for 16 months. This is nothing less than a punishment," Shah in his application said.

(JPN/ Bureau)