SIT's report in Ishrat case unsatisfactory: HC
Gujarat High Court today expressed dissatisfaction about the progress report on probe into the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, submitted by special investigation team (SIT).india Updated: Apr 09, 2011 17:40 IST
Gujarat High Court today expressed dissatisfaction about the progress report on probe into the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, submitted by special investigation team (SIT).
Division bench of Justices Jayant Patel and Abhilasha Kumari said that the progress report of the SIT (formed upon High Court's order) headed by IPS officer Karnail Singh was unsatisfactory.
The court has also taken note of the fact that there are differences of opinion among the three members of the SIT which includes IPS officers Satish Verma and Mohan Jha. The court has directed all the three officers to file separate progress reports.
SIT, which is probing the 2004 police encounter of Ishrat Jahan and three others, submitted its progress report in a sealed cover last Tuesday.
The court today observed that if the SIT was not doing the job well, it could think of handing over the case to CBI. Ishrat Jahan, Javed Sheikh alias Pranesh Pillai, Amjad Ali Rana and Zeeshan Johar were killed on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on June 15, 2004. After the encounter, city crime branch had claimed that the deceased were LET terrorists who had come to kill Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.