Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case: PP Pandey, Vanzara granted bail
A special CBI court here, Thursday, granted bail to IPS officers PP Pandey and DG Vanzara in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.
Ahmedabad: A special CBI court here, Thursday, granted bail to IPS officers PP Pandey and DG Vanzara in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.
Pandey was the Joint Commissioner of Police when Mumbra-based 19-year old college girl Ishrat Jahan, Pranesh Pillai alias Javed Sheikh, Amjad Ali Rana and Zeeshan Johar were allegedly gunned down by the Ahmedabad Crime Branch sleuths on the outskirts of the city on June 15, 2004.
Vanzara was deputy to Pandey in the crime branch when the encounter had taken place. Apart from Pandey and Vanzara, CBI had charge-sheeted IPS officers G L Singhal and Narendra K Amin and other officers Tarun Barot, J G Parmar and Anaju Chaudhary for murder and criminal conspiracy.
The CBI started the investigation following a Gujarat High Court order in December 2011. It concluded that the encounter had been staged by the Gujarat police and the Intelligence Bureau.
The judge, K R Upadhyaya, had concluded the hearing on January 16.