The Gujarat High Court on Monday directed the state government to get the view of Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing some 2002 riot cases, if it was willing to take up probe in Ishrat Jahan encounter case.
The direction was issued by a division bench of Justice Jayant Patel and Justice Abhilasha Kumari, while hearing a petition seeking review of the High Court's order transferring the probe in Ishrat Jahan encounter case to Supreme court appointed SIT.
The petition was filed by Gopinath Pillai, father of Javed Ghulam Sheikh alias Pranesh Kumar Pillai, who was one of the three persons killed in police encounter along with Ishrat in June 2004. Further hearing of the case is scheduled for August 31.
The court asked High court Advocate General Kamal Trivedi, appearing on behalf of the state government, to obtain the view of the SIT, if it was willing to take up the probe in the case or not.