Ishrat Jahan case: CBI offers Rs. 5 lakh for information

Last Updated: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 06:12 hrs

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has announced that they will give a reward of Rs. 5 lakh to anyone who will provide them with information on the two people killed along with teenager Ishrat Jahan in a 'fake encounter' in Gujarat in 2004.

The CBI has reportedly put advertisements in Jammu and Kashmir newspapers, asking for 'real identities' of Amjad Ali alias Rajkumar Akbar Ali Rana and Jisan Johar Abdul Gani, who were killed along with Ishrat.

The Gujarat Police said intelligence officials had told them that Pakistani nationals Amjad Ali and Jisan were plotting to assassinate Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

"Sources say the ads indicate that the CBI is now going into the antecedents of these 2 men to verify whether they indeed had terror links, and wants to see if anyone comes up with information contesting the Gujarat Police's claims," said NDTV.

The CBI on July 3 submitted its first chargesheet in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case in the Gujarat High Court where it claimed that the teenager was not a terrorist and was killed in a fake encounter by officers of state police and Intelligence Bureau (IB).

Nineteen-year-old Ishrat was gunned down by the Gujarat Police along with Javed Ghulam Sheikh alias Pranesh Kumar Pillai, Amjad Ali alias Rajkumar Akbar Ali Rana and Jisan Johar Abdul Gani in Ahmedabad on June 15, 2004.

The police alleged that Ishrat and three others were Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants who conspired to assassinate Narendra Modi.

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