Police officer NK Amin, an accused in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, on Friday sought bail citing the relief granted to IPS officer D G Vanzara despite his alleged prominent role in the crime.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is the prosecution agency in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter killing case, told the special court here today that accused IPS officer NK Amin had played a more active role than co-accused DG Vanzara and PP Pandey.
Seeking sanction to prosecute the then Joint Director of Intelligence Bureau, Rajinder Kumar, in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, CBI has sent a clarification to the Home Ministry reiterating its position that there was ample evidence to prosecute the officer.
Suspended ADGP rank officer PP Pandey who was granted bail by a special CBI court on Thursday in connection with the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, walked out of Sabarmati jail here after spending 18 months behind bars.
The special CBI court here on Wednesday deferred the pronouncement of order on the bail applications of IPS officers P P Pandey and D G Vanzara arrested in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter killing case.
The state home department on Wednesday issued a chargesheet against Satish Verma, the Gujarat cadre IPS officer who had assisted CBI in the investigation of Ishrat Jahan case, for remaining absent from duty when he was principal of Police Training College in Junagadh.
A local court on Tuesday issued notice to CBI, the probing agency in Ishrat Jahan alleged fake encounter case, and sought its reply with regard to bail plea of suspended Additional Director General of Police Pruthvi Pal Pandey.
A special court for Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) cases here on Friday adjourned the hearing on the bail plea of retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer D G Vanzara in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter killing case.
The special CBI court here today allowed the applications of two police officers, who are accused in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, seeking modification of their bail conditions which bar them from leaving Gujarat.
The Home Ministry is likely to deny sanction to CBI to prosecute four Intelligence Bureau officials, including its former Special Director Rajinder Kumar, in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter killing case.
CBI has handed over to Home Ministry the documents sought by it for deciding granting sanction to prosecute four Intelligence Bureau officials in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case.
The Home Ministry had demanded "case diary" and Superintendent of Police`s final report before deciding to give sanction to prosecute the IB officers.
Mention of Godhra riots, Ishrat Jahan and Babri Masjid demolition created uproar in the Lok Sabha Wednesday with MIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi raking up these issues during debate on President`s address.
Home Ministry and CBI are at loggerheads over granting sanction to four Intelligence Bureau officials in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter killing case with the ministry demanding the case diary before the nod can be given and the probe agency deciding to seek legal opinion on the demand.