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Ishrat case: police officer Amin sent to CBI custody

PTI  Ahmedabad , April 06, 2013
First Published: 22:30 IST(6/4/2013) | Last Updated: 22:32 IST(6/4/2013)

The special CBI court in Ahmedabad on Saturday remanded suspended Gujarat police officer Narendra Amin to a six-day (till April 12) CBI custody in the fake encounter killing of college student Ishrat Jahan case.

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CBI had sought 14 days' custody. Amin, a suspended deputy superintendent of police, was arrested by the agency on Thursday from a hospital in Ahmedabad.

The order on CBI's remand application had been reserved by additional chief judicial magistrate HS Khutwad on Friday after Amin alleged torture. "I was severely beaten up and also verbally abused by the CBI officers in custody," he had said.

The court on Saturday asked the agency to take him for a medical check-up and see to it that his health was protected.

Last month, he had got bail on medical grounds from the Bombay high court in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter killing case.

CBI maintained in the remand application that before the alleged encounter of Ishrat Jahan and three others, no cordon had been set up, contrary to police's claim. "The incident did not happen in the way it was mentioned in the complaint," it said.

"The details of a widespread conspiracy to kill the deceased persons and the role played by each conspirator are yet not fully known. The accused person (Amin) knows these details and he has to be interrogated."

Mumbra-based Ishrat, Javed Shaikh alias Pranesh Pillai, Amjadali Akbarali Rana and Zeeshan Johar were killed in an alleged encounter by Ahmedabad Crime Branch on June 15, 2004 on the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar road.

Police had then claimed that all four were terrorists who were on a mission to kill chief minister Narendra Modi.

As per Gujarat police's version, Amin was a part of the team which had cordoned off the area near the encounter spot and also took part in the shoot-out.


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