CBI FILES CHARGESHEET AGAINST SEVEN ACCUSED PERSONS FOR THE ALLEGED FAKE ENCOUNTER OF ISHRAT JAHAN AND THREE OTHERS

Press Release
New Delhi , 03.07.2013

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has today filed charge sheet in the Designated Court at Ahmedabad against 07 officials of Gujarat Police U/s 302, 364, 368, 346, 120-B, 201, 203, 204, 217, 218 of IPC and Section 25(1)(e), 27 of Arms Act. One more accused person, also a police official, has since expired.

 

            It is alleged that accused officials of Gujarat Police and certain other persons were instrumental in securing illegal custody of the four persons who were subsequently abducted and later killed in a fake encounter. The persons killed were kept in illegal custody separately before the fake encounter.

 

            The accused police officials with the help of officers of other agency obtained weapons for the purported encounter. Thereafter, five accused officials of the Gujarat Police opened fire from their official weapons on Javed, Ishrat Jahan, Jishan Johar and Amjad Ali, which resulted in their death on the spot.

 

            The instant case was registered by the CBI on 16.12.2011 in compliance of the orders of the High Court of Gujarat.

 

            Further investigation is continuing.

 

            The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial

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