Javed`s father welcomes HC order in Ishrat case

Javed Sheikh`s father welcomed the Gujarat High Court decision`s to order a fresh FIR into the Ishrat Jahan encounter.

Thiruvananthapuram: "I feel my long
struggle, which I waged despite health problems, has yielded
result," said Javed Sheikh`s father as he welcomed the Gujarat
High Court decision`s to order a fresh FIR into the Ishrat
Jahan encounter in which his son was among those killed.

Apart from Sheikh alias Pranesh Pillai, 19-year-old
college girl Ishrat, Amjad Ali Rana and Zeeshan Johar were
killed in the shootout by Ahmedabad Crime Branch on June 15,
2004.

"I feel vindicated. I have been fighting for justice and
the order has reinforced my faith in God and judiciary," 72-
year-old Gopinatha Pillai, father of Javed, told PTI from his
home at Charummood in Alappuzha district.
"I am sure the truth will be brought to light by an
independent probe," Pillai said.
Javed`s wife and three children are living in Pune, he
said.

PTI

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