Ishrat case: Guj HC gives SIT a month to submit findings
Gujarat high court today gave the special investigation team (SIT) probing Ishrat Jahan case about a month's time to submit the final report.india Updated: Sep 13, 2011 17:29 IST
Gujarat high court on Tuesday gave the special investigation team (SIT) probing Ishrat Jahan case about a month's time to submit the final report.
At the last hearing, high court had asked the SIT to try and complete the investigation and submit the final report by September 8, giving a finding whether the encounter was fake or not.
However, SIT head RR Verma on tuesday sought more time from the division bench of justice Jayant Patel and justice Abhilasha Kumari, saying that some points in the FSL and AIIMS reports needed clarification.
The bench then asked the SIT to submit the final report on October 5. The next hearing would be on October 7.
SIT had called a team from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)and Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), New Delhi, for reconstruction of the case and collection of data.
Verma said that though both the institutions had sent reports, the SIT had some queries, and as they were of technical nature, the AIIMS Central Board will take some time to reply.
The high court directed that AIIMS should give its reply within two weeks.
It also ordered the Gujarat government not to transfer any of the officials associated with the SIT out of Ahmedabad till the investigation was over, after Verma informed that one of the officials had been transferred outside. The court ordered that this officer be transferred back to the city.