DG Vanzara and NK Amin discharged in Ishrat Jahan 'fake' encounter case after 15 years, but their journey isn't over yet
While Vanzara and Amin claimed that they stood vindicated by the order after a 15-year-long wait, the lawyers of Ishrat's mother Shamima Kauser said they will challenge the order before the high court
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
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.
Senior Gujarat IPS officer PP Pandey, who was directed by the Supreme Court to appear before a special CBI court in Ahmedabad on Monday in connection with the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, was admitted in a hospital after he complained of chest pain.
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.
Targeting Narendra Modi over the alleged fake encounter of Mumbra resident Ishrat Jahan in 2004, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said in Thane that the chief minister and Gujarat police had killed an innocent college girl by branding her as a terrorist.