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Ishrat case: SIT submits report to Gujarat HC

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 20:11

Ahmedabad: The Special Investigation Team
probing the alleged police encounter killing of Mumbai
teenager Ishrat Jahan and three others in 2004 on Wednesday submitted
its progress report to the Gujarat High Court, officials said.

The report was submitted following directions from a
division bench of justices Jayant Patel and Abhilasha Kumari
which during the last hearing on September 10 had asked the
three-member panel, headed by IPS officer R R Verma, to submit
its final report by today.
The next hearing in the matter is slated for Friday.

"We have submitted our progress report in the case to
the High Court," an official associated with the SIT said
During the September 10 hearing, the high court had given
about a month`s time to SIT to complete investigations and
submit the final report determining whether the encounter was
fake or genuine.

IPS officers Mohan Jha and Satish Verma are the two other
member of the team.

Ishrat (19), Javed Sheikh alias Pranesh Pillai, Amjad Ali
Rana and Zeeshan Johar were allegedly killed in a police
encounter here on June 15, 2004.

Ahmedabad Crime Branch had then claimed the deceased were
members of LeT who had come to kill Gujarat Chief Minister
Narendra Modi.

The probe in the case is being supervised directly by the
high court, which constituted the SIT last year to investigate
genuineness of the encounter after petitions were filed by
Ishrat`s mother Shamima Kausar and Gopinath Pillai, father of
Pranesh, in this regard.


First Published: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 20:11

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