Ishrat case: SIT given a month to submit findings

Last Updated: Friday, September 9, 2011 - 22:11

Ahmedabad: Gujarat High Court on Friday gave the
special investigation team (SIT) probing Ishrat Jahan case
about a month`s time to submit the final report.

At the last hearing, High Court had asked the SIT to try
and complete the investigation and submit the final report by
September 8, giving a finding whether the encounter was fake
or not.

However, SIT head RR Verma today sought more time from
the division bench of Justices Jayant Patel and Abhilasha
Kumari, saying that some points in the FSL and AIIMS reports
needed clarification.

The bench then asked the SIT to submit the final report
on October 5. The next hearing would be on October 7.

SIT had called a team from the All India Institute of
Medical Sciences (AIIMS)and Central Forensic Science
Laboratory (CFSL), New Delhi, for reconstruction of the case
and collection of data.

Verma said that though both the institutions had sent
reports, the SIT had some queries, and as they were of
technical nature, the AIIMS Central Board will take some time
to reply.

The High Court directed that AIIMS should give its reply
within two weeks.

It also ordered the Gujarat government not to transfer
any of the officials associated with the SIT out of Ahmedabad
till the investigation was over, after Verma informed that one
of the officials had been transferred outside. The court
ordered that this officer be transferred back to the city.

PTI



First Published: Friday, September 9, 2011 - 22:11

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