Ahmedabad : Two senior Gujarat police officers N K Amin and Tarun Barot, who were accused in alleged fake encounter cases, resigned on Thursday, hours after giving an undertaking before the Supreme Court that they will demit their posts to which they had been re-appointed after retirement.

They gave the undertaking before the top court in the wake of a petition challenging their re-induction despite their “questionable track record”. Doctor-turned-police officer Amin, was serving as the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Tapi district.

Barot was re-inducted in October last year as DSP with Western Railways at Vadodara for one year.  Amin said Barot and he decided to step down from their respective posts to save the state government from “embarrassment” in view of the ongoing litigation in the apex court.

Amin faced trial in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Ishrat Jahan fake encounter cases. Barot was accused in the Ishrat Jahan and the Sadiq Jamal encounter cases. While Amin was discharged in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case last year by a special CBI court in Mumbai, Barot is still facing charges in both the Ishrat Jahan and Sadiq Jamal cases.

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