Ishrat`s family moves SC against stay on Tamang report

Last Updated: Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 20:48

New Delhi: Family members of Ishrat
Jahan, who was killed allegedly in an encounter by Gujarat
police on Thursday moved the Supreme Court challenging High Court`s
order staying a magistrate inquiry report which had described
the incident as fake encounter.

The Gujarat High Court on September 9 had stayed
Metropolitan Magistrate S P Tamang`s report on the plea of
state government which had contended that the observations
made in the report were beyond the jurisdiction of the
judicial magistrate.

A single judge bench of Justice Kalpesh Javheri, while
staying the report, had also ordered the appropriate authority
of the High Court to look into the actions of magistrate
Tamang and take necessary action.

Magistrate Tamang`s report had said the encounter in
which 19-year-old Ishrat Jahan and three others were gunned
down in 2004 while allegedly plotting to kill the Gujarat
chief minister was fake and executed in cold blood by police
officers for selfish motives.

The report of the investigation conducted by the
magistrate had held senior police officers responsible for
"staging" the encounter.

The four persons, claimed to have been killed by the
police in an encounter on the outskirts of the city on June
15, 2004 were Ishrat, Javed Ghulam Sheikh alias Pranesh Kumar
Pillai, Amjad Ali alias Rajkumar Akbar Ali Rana and Jisan
Johar Abdul Gani.

A single judge bench of Justice Kalpesh Javheri, while
staying the report, had also ordered the appropriate authority
of the High Court to look into the actions of Tamang and take
necessary action.

Tamang`s report had said the encounter in which
19-year-old Ishrat Jahan and three others were gunned down in
2004 while allegedly plotting to kill Chief Minister Modi was
fake and executed in cold blood by police officers for
selfish motives.

The report of the investigation conducted by the
magistrate had held senior police officers responsible for
"staging" the encounter.

The four persons, claimed to have been killed by the
police in an encounter on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on June
15, 2004 were Ishrat, Javed Ghulam Sheikh alias Pranesh Kumar
Pillai, Amjad Ali alias Rajkumar Akbar Ali Rana and Jisan
Johar Abdul Gani.

Bureau Report



First Published: Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 20:48

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