Ishrat case: Two Gujarat police officers apply for default bail
Ahmedabad: Two more Gujarat police officers have applied for bail in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, after CBI failed to file chargesheet within the mandatory 90 days from arrest.
"Tarun Barot and Bharat Patel have applied for default bail as CBI failed to file the chargesheet," defence lawyer advocate Sanjay Thakkar said.
Barot was Deputy Superintendent of Police while Patel was an inspector with Gandhinagar Special Operation Group at the time of their arrest on February 23. In 2004, when the encounter took place, both were with Ahmedabad crime branch.
Earlier, suspended IPS officer Girish Singhal and retired DSP JG Parmar had applied for `default` bail on the same ground. While court yesterday reserved its order on Singhal`s plea for Monday, hearing on Parmar`s bail application was adjourned.
Mumbai-based Ishrat Jahan, Javed Sheikh alias Pranesh Pillai along with alleged Pakistani nationals Amjad Ali Rana and Zeeshan Johan were killed in an encounter on June 15, 2004 on an empty stretch of road between Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.
The Gujarat police had then claimed that they were part of a "conspiracy" to assassinate Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Sheena's diary reveals disturbed relationship with parents: DNA reports
- Shameless cheating in exams, when will Bihar learn?
- Fresh FIR against Radhe Maa on complaint by Dolly Bindra
- Setback for Air India as 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliner pilots resign
- Sheena case: Indrani quizzed jointly with Peter, denies killing daughter
- Sonakshi Sinha silences Twitter troll for calling her ugly and it's epic!
- Furkan, not Tiger Memon, arrested in Pakistan
- Sheena Bora murder case: Peter Mukerjea's statement recorded, police search his Worli residence
- Modi effect! Pakistan-occupied Kashmir wants to be part of India
- Sheena Bora murder saga: 12 questions that police asked Peter Mukerjea during 12-hour grilling?