Three Gujrat IPS officers issued show cause notice
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Last Updated: Saturday, June 11, 2011, 00:25
Ahmedabad: Three IPS officers and a retired Dy SP have been issued show cause notices by the Home department as part of the departmental inquiry initiated against them in connection with the 1993 Gossabara RDX and arms landing case in Porbander district.

"IPS officers HP Singh, Satish Verma and Atul Karwal and retired DySP Sukhdevsinh Jhala have been issued notice by the Home department on Friday," DGP Chitarajan Singh said.

"They have been asked to reply within 30 days as to why action should not be taken against them for not arresting a key accused in the Gossabara RDX landing case, Abdul Sattar (Abdul Habib Hamdani alias 'Sattar Maulana')," he said.

Singh said that the notice has been issued after an inquiry report by ADGP Pramod Kumar was submitted to the Home department. This was part of the departmental inquiry against the officers, he added.

These officers were posted in Porbander when huge cache of explosives and arms allegedly landed at the Gossabara beach and later was used in carrying out serial blasts in Mumbai in 1993.

HP Singh is presently heading the State crime records Bureau (SCRB), Verma, is JCP traffic here, Karwal is JCP sector II and Jhala is retired.

Verma is also member of the SIT formed by the Gujarat High Court to probe the 2004 police encounter of Ishrat Jahan and three others.

The show cause notice is result of a PIL filed by senior High Court counsel and former MLA Yatin Oza in 2005 seeking action against the officers for their alleged inaction against Abdul Sattar Abdul Habib Hamdani alias 'Sattar Maulana', an accused in the case of landing of large cache of RDX and arms at Gossabara beach in Porbander district.


First Published: Saturday, June 11, 2011, 00:25

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