SIT submits its complaint to CBI in Ishrat case
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 15, 2011, 18:56
New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team, probing the alleged fake encounter killing of Ishrat Jahan in Gujarat 2004, on Thursday gave its complaint to CBI, paving the way for registration of a fresh FIR and start of a investigation in the case.

CBI will examine the complaint and later register a fresh case to probe the killing of college student Ishrat Jahan by the then officials of Gujarat police.

The Gujarat High Court had on December 1 directed CBI to take over further probe in the case in which 19-year-old Ishrat, Javed Sheikh alias Pranesh Pillai, Amjad Ali Rana and Zeeshan Johar were killed in Ahmedabad.

The directives came as the Special Investigative Team constituted by the High Court had concluded last month that the encounter was staged by police.

A judicial inquiry report by metropolitan magistrate S P Tamang report had alleged that 21 police officers, including then crime branch chief JCP P P Pande, suspended DIG D G Vanzara, the then ACP G L Singhal and ACP N K Amin were involved in the conspiracy regarding the encounter.

Vanzara and Amin are also accused in the fake encounter killing of alleged gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh and in the murder of his wife Kausar Bi and are at present in jail.

The High Court had ordered CBI to also probe the claims made by the state police after the encounter that Ishrat and the other three persons were LeT terrorists on a mission to kill Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.


First Published: Thursday, December 15, 2011, 18:56

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