CBI arrests Gujarat police officer in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 10:55 hrs

Ahmedabad: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today arrested Gujarat IPS officer G.L. Singhal in connection with the fake encounter of 19-year-old college girl Ishrat Jahan.

Singhal was the ACP in 2004 during the fake encounter case. Singhal is among the 20 policemen, including DIG Vanzara, named in the case.

Ishrat Jehan was killed along with Javed Sheikh alias Pranesh Pillai, Amjad Ali Rana and Zeeshan Johar in a shootout on June 15, 2004 on the outskirts of Ahmedabad while they were travelling in a private car.

The Crime Branch had then claimed the four were LeT members and were on a mission to kill Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

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