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Gujarat SIT recreates Ishrat jahan encounter

The special investigation team (SIT) constituted by the Gujarat high court to probe the alleged Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case recreated on Sunday the scene at the firing-spot on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.

india Updated: Apr 17, 2011 23:10 IST
HT Correspondent

The special investigation team (SIT) constituted by the Gujarat high court to probe the alleged Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case recreated on Sunday the scene at the firing-spot on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.

Apart from SIT Chairman Karnal Singh and members Mohan Jha and Satish Verma, experts from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and other forensic science specialists visited the spot.

Police officials GL Singhal and Tarun Barot, both involved in the encounter, were present to assist the experts.

SIT sources told HT the experts tried to enact the encounter events as described in the FIR filed after the encounter, in which a team of the city crime branch gunned down four persons in June 2004. The official version was that they were on a mission to kill Gujarat CM Narendra Modi.

The experts also examined the place where Ishrat and her three companions allegedly started firing at police from inside an Indica and how the security men retaliated.

In September 2009, local magistrate SP Tamang had said in his report the Ishrat encounter was fake. Tamang had recommended action against 22 police officials including the then commissioner of police Ahmedbad, KR Kaushik (now retired).

The case file

June 15, 2004: Ishrat Jahan killed in a police encounter

Sept 2009: Ahmedabad metropolitan magistrate SP Tamang calls the encounter fake.

Aug 2010: Gujarat HC asks SC -appointed SIT to take up case

September 2010: The HC constitutes a new SIT

Dec 2010: SIT begins investigation in the case

April 8, 2011: Guj HC warns state authorities the court would hand over the probe to central agency like CBI or NIA.