lshrat: Forensic experts reconstruct encounter

Last Updated: Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 14:50

Ahmedabad: The Special Investigation Team
(SIT), probing the 2004 police encounter of Ishrat Jahan and three others, along with forensic experts, Thursday reconstructed
the events that took place on the day of the incident at the original site near Kotarpur area of the city.
SIT chairman Satyapal Singh said that a eleven-member
team from the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS)
and Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), New Delhi, was
helping them in reconstruction and collection of the data that
would be useful during investigation.

"We called Dr Rajendra Singh, Director, CFSL, and Dr T
D Dogra, head of the department of Forensic Medicine, who have
come along with their team to reconstruct the series of events
and collect data," Singh told mediapersons.
When asked why the team had come again after
conducting similar exercise on April 17 this year, the SIT
chairman said, "They have come on the request of SIT as the
work could not be completed during the earlier
reconstruction."

Singh, who had taken charge last month, has already
expressed his desire to be relieved from the responsibility of
SIT chairman before the Gujarat High Court which is directly
supervising the probe.
SIT members Mohan Jha and Satish Verma were present
for reconstruction, besides the entire team of the then city
crime branch involved in the encounter which described the
situation they had faced seven years ago.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 14:50

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