The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday stayed Metropolitan Magistrate SP Tamang's report, which had said the police encounter killing Ishrat Jahan and three others was fake, and asked authorities of the High Court to look into the action of the Magistrate and take necessary action.
The Gujarat government had approached the High Court on Wednesday demanding stay on the report.
Justice Kalpesh Javheri while ordering the stay said observations made in the report were beyond the jurisdiction of the judicial magistrate.
Justice Javheri also ordered appropriate authority of the High Court to look into the actions of Magistrate Tamang and take necessary action.
The next hearing of the case is fixed on September 30.
However, the court has given liberty to Ishrat's mother to produce the report before the three-member committee constituted by the High Court last month to investigate the encounter.
It further said the report can be considered as evidence by the committee.
The four, claimed to have been killed by the police in an encounter on the outskirts of the city on June 15, 2004 were -- Ishrat, Javed Ghulam Sheikh alias Pranesh Kumar Pillai, Amjad Ali alias Rajkumar Akbar Ali Rana and Jisan Johar Abdul Gani.