'IB cooperating in Ishrat Jahan encounter case probe': CBI Director

Last Updated: Fri, Jul 05, 2013 10:25 hrs

New Delhi: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Ranjit Sinha on Friday said the Intelligence Bureau (IB) is cooperating in the ongoing investigation in 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter case.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here, Sinha said, the two premier agencies are working together in this case.

The CBI, which filed a chargesheet in the case, contended that the encounter was a joint operation between Gujarat Police and Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau, SIB.

The investigating agency further said that commitment of offences have been established against ADGP PP Pandey, suspended police officers DG Vanzara, GL Singhal, Tarun Barot, NK Amin, Anaju Chaudhary and JG Parmar.

The CBI also said that investigation is on against Special Director of the Intelligence Bureau Rajinder Kumar and four officers of the agency. According to the chargesheet, Ishrat Jahan was not a terrorist, but the three others killed along with her had alleged terror links.

No political leader has been named in the CBI chargesheet.

Ishrat Jahan, a 19-year-old college girl from Mumbai, was killed in an encounter along with three others on the outskirts of Ahmedabad in 2004.

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