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Ishrat case: CBI to quiz cleric in Jammu & Kashmir

Abhishek Sharan , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 26, 2013
First Published: 23:48 IST(26/7/2013) | Last Updated: 10:59 IST(27/7/2013)

The CBI, which is gathering details on the identities of two deceased in the Ishrat Jahan encounter Amjad Ali and Jishan Johar, will quiz a Muslim cleric and a medical personnel in Jammu and Kashmir, who allegedly came in contact with them.

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Officials, however, told HT, “As of now, we are not checking with Pakistan via Interpol whether Amjad and Jishan were its citizens or not.”

Preparing to file a supplementary charge sheet, the CBI has announced a cash reward for details on Amjad and Jishan.

According to police inspector Bharatkumar Amrutlal Patel, whose witness statement is part of the CBI charge sheet, Amjad had identified himself as a native of Sargodha in Pakistan’s Punjab.

“While crossing the LoC in Kashmir, he had received a bullet injury on his shoulder in an encounter with security forces and he was kept in the house of a Maulvi,” said Patel.

According to Patel, Amjad allegedly admitted to being a Lashkar operative, tasked with carrying out terror strikes in Ahmedabad. According to the Ahmedabad crime branch’s FIR, Jishan was a native of Gujranwala in Pakistan’s Punjab.


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