Ishrat Jahan encounter case: CBI files chargesheet against IB officers

Ahmedabad, Feb. 6: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed a supplementary chargesheet in the alleged Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.

“CBI has filed a case against three IB officers, especially against Special Director Rajinder Kumar (now retired). Kumar has been charged with the arms act, section 120b and 302 as well as for abduction and kidnapping,” said a lawyer.

Ishrat, Javed Shaikh alias Pranesh Pillai, Amjadali Akbarali Rana and Zeeshan Johar were killed in an encounter allegedly with Gujarat Police on the city outskirts on June 15, 2004.

Police had then claimed the four were terrorists on a mission to kill Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. However, according to the CBI ‘s charge sheet filed in July, the encounter, a joint operation by Gujarat Police and Intelligence Bureau, was stage-managed.

Seven Gujarat policemen, including Pandey, have been named as accused and charged with murder and criminal conspiracy, among others. (ANI)