The Central Bureau of Investigation filed a status report in the Supreme Court on its six-month-old investigation into the Sohrabbuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, seeking immediate transfer of the case from Gujarat for a fair trial. The agency expressed apprehensions that the influence of senior politicians and police officers would deprive it of a conducive atmosphere to hold further investigations and prosecution. The agency sought permission from the Supreme Court for further investigation into the involvement of the political leadership. The agency says the conspiracy resulting in the encounter of Sheikh may involve political leaderships in both the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. The involvement of political leadership may go beyond former State Home Minister Amit Shah. The agency is probing into document which allegedly has references to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.