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Gujarat: IWC Court Discharges 3 Police Officers In Ishrat Jahan Encounter Case | India News

AHMEDABAD: Police officers GL Singhal, Tarun Barot and Anaju Chaudhary were fired by a special IWC court on Wednesday in the alleged 2004 false encounter case in Ishrat Jahan.
The CBI special judge VR Raval allowed the withdrawal requests of Singhal, Barot (now retired) and Chaudhary.
On March 20, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) informed the court that the state government had declined the sanction of prosecution against the three defendants.
The court in its October 2020 order noted that they had “acted in their official duties,” for which the investigating agency was required to obtain a judicial sanction.
Ishrat Jahan, a 19-year-old woman from Mumbra near Mumbai, was killed along with Javed Shaikh aka Pranesh Pillai, Amjadali Akbarali Rana and Zeeshan Johar by Gujarat police in an ‘encounter’ near Ahmedabad on June 15, 2004.
The police claimed that the four were terrorists who planned to assassinate then-Gujarat’s chief minister, Narendra Modi.
However, a special investigation team appointed by a higher court concluded that the encounter was false, after which the CBI registered a case against several police officers.

Times of India

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