Soon after Ishrat Jehan was killed in an encounter on June 15, 2004, a Lashkar-e-Taiba mouthpiece declared her a martyr.
CBI's proposed supplementary charge sheet in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case may not give the exact motive which allegedly led Intelligence Bureau officials to be part of the purported conspiracy.
The agency had carried out detailed search in Kashmir even though it was alleged that Rana and Johar were Pakistani terrorists who had infiltrated in India.
A Special Court on Saturday remanded senior Gujarat IPS officer PP Pandey, a key accused in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, in CBI custody till 21 August.
"We want to know the nationality of the two individuals who were killed in the encounter. That is why we have issued advertisement in newspapers so that anyone having knowledge about them can come up and identify them," CBI Director Ranjit Sinha said.
"We have announced a reward of Rs five lakh for anyone who can come forward and give credible information about Johar and Rana who were killed along with Ishrat Jahan. The identity of the person would be kept confidential," CBI spokesperson Dharni Mishra said in New Delhi.
Senior police officer Parikshita Rathod who was the first officer to investigate the "encounter" case of Ishrat Jahan and three others, told the CBI that suspended IPS officer D G Vanzara had told her that there was no need for ballistic examination of their weapons.