SIT submits its complaint to CBI in Ishrat case

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.

PTI



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

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