Today in New Delhi, India
Jun 16, 2019-Sunday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Ishrat Jahan case: Charges dropped against Gujarat former police officers DG Vanzara, NK Amin

A CBI court pronounced the judgment, saying that the probe agency couldn’t get the required sanction to prosecute the officers.

india Updated: May 02, 2019 12:49 IST
Hiral Dave
Hiral Dave
Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
Ishrat Jahan case,DG Vanzara,NK Amin
A CBI court ordered dropping of charges against formerp police officers DG Vanzara (in pic) and NK Amin, saying that the probe agency couldn’t get the required sanction to prosecute the officers. (HT file photo)

A CBI court on Thursday dropped the proceedings against retired Gujarat police officers DG Vanzara and NK Amin in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case.

Special judge JK Pandya pronounced the judgment, saying that the probe agency couldn’t get the required sanction to prosecute the officers.

“Both the central and state governments consider it as a discharge of duty. Based on this the CBI court in Ahmedabad has discharged Vanzara and Amin,” CBI’s counsel RC Kodekar said.

“After physical and mental ordeal of years, including eight years in jail, finally it has been accepted that we were on discharging our duty,” NK Amin said after the verdict.

First Published: May 02, 2019 12:49 IST