Ishrat Jahan case: Awaiting govt sanction to prosecute retired cops DG Vanzara and NK Amin, CBI tells special court
While rejecting their discharge applications in August 2018, the court had sought status from the CBI on whether sanction was sought from the state government to prosecute them so that it could proceed further with the framing of charges against the two former police officials
CBI wanted to implicate Narendra Modi, Amit Shah in Ishrat Jahan encounter case, says ex-DIG DG Vanzara's counsel
Former police officer D G Vanzara's lawyer told a special court on Tuesday that it appeared the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) wanted to "implicate" the then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and his former cabinet colleague Amit Shah in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter case.
Relatives of the three victims, who were killed in alleged fake encounters in Gujarat, today demanded action against Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
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.
CBI today produced Vanzara before the special CBI court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) S H Khutwad, who had remanded him to the police custody till today.
Vanzara, who is also one of the main accused in the 2005 fake encounter case of Sohrabuddin Shaikh and the murder of his wife Kausar Bi, was yesterday brought to Sabarmati Central jail from a Mumbai jail where he was lodged.