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Ishrat case: Order on two ex-cops’ discharge pleas likely on August 7

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AHMEDABAD: A special CBI court, hearing the discharge applications of former police officers D G Vanzara and N K Amin in Ishrat Jahan alleged fake encounter case, is likely to pass its order on August 7.

Special CBI court Judge J K Pandya said the order, which was listed for on Saturday, will be passed on Tuesday.

The court had last month concluded hearing arguments of the two accused retired police officers, the CBI and Ishrat’s mother Shamima Kauser, who had challenged Vanzara’s discharge plea, reports PTI.


Former Gujarat DIG Vanzara has sought discharge on the ground of parity with former in-charge DGP of the state P P Pandey, who was discharged in the case in February this year for want of evidence against him.

In his plea, Vanzara had also claimed that the charge sheet filed by the central agency was “concocted” and there was “no prosecutable material” against him.

The former Gujarat ATS chief said statements of the witnesses were “highly suspicious”.

Amin, who retired as the superintendent of police, sought his discharge on the ground that the encounter was genuine and that testimonies of witnesses produced by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) were not reliable.

Ishrat’s mother sought to oppose Vanzara’s plea and told the court that her daughter was “murdered following a conspiracy between high-ranking police officers and others holding powerful and influential positions”.

She said Vanzara played a “direct and key role” in the conspiracy behind the “staged encounter”.