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Ishrat case: Gujarat officer to help CBI

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Ahmedabad, July 13, 2012
First Published: 22:57 IST(13/7/2012) | Last Updated: 00:28 IST(14/7/2012)

In a blow to the Narendra Modi government, Gujarat high court on Friday directed the state home department to spare state cadre IPS officer Satish Verma to assist Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) I in the 2003 Ishrat Jahan encounter case.

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Verma was earlier part of the high court-appointed special investigation team (SIT), which declared that the encounter of Ishrat and three others had been staged with the Gujarat police passing them off as Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) cadre out to kill Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi.

Verma had aggressively pursued the investigation and filed an affidavit in January 2011, dubbing the encounter fake.

The accused policemen then objected to his presence in the SIT. Eventually, the case was handed over to the CBI.

“The government will spare the services of Satish Verma, as required by the CBI for four months or till the investigation is over, whichever is earlier,” said the court.


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