Ishrat Jahan encounter case: CBI court discharges former Gujarat DGP PP Pandey citing lack of evidence
A special CBI court on Wednesday discharged former Gujarat in-charge DGP PP Pandey in the 2004 alleged fake encounter of Ishrat Jahan and three others
Ishrat Jahan case: Special CBI court concludes hearing on ex-IPS officer's discharge plea, reserves order for 16 February
A special CBI court on Saturday concluded the hearing on a discharge application filed by former Gujarat director general of police PP Pandey in the Ishrat Jahan "fake" encounter case with Judge JK Pandya reserving the order for 16 February.
IPS officer Satish Verma, earlier a member of SIT that probed the Ishrat Jehan case, tenure as CVO of NEEPCO has been curtailed by the Centre.
Congress today alleged that the government wanted to blunt all opposition against its "destruction of civil liberties
Joining the debate, former Union Home Secretary R K Singh today claimed that the affidavit on the controversial Ishrat Jahan case was changed due to political reasons.
Four days after a CBI court granted bail to suspended IPS officer P P Pandey in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, Gujarat government revoked his suspension and reinstated him in service.
Suspended IPS officer PP Pandey was on Thursday granted bail by a special CBI court here in the 2004 case of fake encounter of Ishrat Jahan and three others after remaining in jail for 18 months.
The Intelligence Bureau has told the Supreme Court that CBI is implicating its officers without verifying the facts in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter killing case of Gujarat.
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.
Protesting BJP members tried to shout down Owaisi when he sought to know who were responsible for crimes against minorities and also assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
Vanzara, 59, has been in jail ever since he was arrested by the state CID in March 2007 in connection with the alleged fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh.
The plea was moved before special CBI Judge Geeta Gopi by Gopinath Pillai, father of Pranesh Pillai alias Javed Sheikh who was killed in the fake encounter.
"The accused (D G Vanzara) being a highly influential and politically well-connected person, there is every chance that he may tamper with the evidence," said the reply filed by Investigating Officer (IO) PN Bose before the special CBI court Judge Geeta Gopi.
The government's legal arm has told CBI to bring sufficient documents before a legal opinion can be provided on whether prior sanction is required to prosecute Special Director Rajinder Kumar (now retired), and three other officers — P Mittal, MK Sinha and Rajiv Wankhede.
CBI had moved an application before Special CBI judge Gita Gopi, seeking interrogation of P P Pandey in judicial custody, which was accepted.
Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) H S Khutwad of the CBI court ordered to commit the 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter killing case to the sessions court for trial against seven accused cops including suspended IPS officer P P Pandey.
Pandey, who was sent to Sabarmati central jail yesterday after the court rejected the application of CBI seeking his further remand, today filed an application before Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate H S Khutwad, seeking inspection of papers filed by the agency and other related documents.
The additional DGP rank officer was yesterday granted two-day advance bail by special CBI judge Gita Gopi, who was presiding over a sessions court.
A bench heased by Justice B S Chauhan, however, made it clear that the protection from arrest to Additional DGP Pandey, a 1982-batch IPS officer, will come to an end if he fails to appear before the special CBI court on Monday.
The CBI, which filed the charge sheet in the lower court here on July 3, has termed the encounter as fake, and a joint operation by Gujarat Police and the Intelligence Bureau (IB).