Gujarat government brings back retired cop Tarun Barot accused in Ishrat Jahan case

The development came a day after the Gujarat government, in a reshuffle of IPS officers, appointed Rajkumar Pandian and Abhay Chudasama.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: October 14, 2016 10:28 am
Ishrat Jahan, Ishrat Jahan case, Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, tarun barot, Ishrat Jahan fake encounter, Ishrat Jahan murder probe, Tarun Barot, Tarun Barot retired, Tarun Barot accused, gujarat government, India news Ishrat jahan case: Former “encounter specialist” Tarun Barot retired as deputy superintendent of police (DySP), has been appointed as DySP, headquarters, Western Railway, Vadodara on a one-year contract.

Former “encounter specialist” Tarun Barot, currently on bail in the Ishrat Jahan and the Sadiq Jamal Mehtar encounter cases, was brought back to service by the Gujarat government on Thursday, nearly two years after his retirement.

In a notification, the home department stated that Barot (62), who retired as deputy superintendent of police (DySP), has been appointed as DySP, headquarters, Western Railway, Vadodara on a one-year contract.

Another police officer, B R Chaube, currently on bail in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter, has been brought back in Gujarat as DySP, State Reserve Police Force, Viramgam in Ahmedabad district. He was posted in Mumbai as liaison officer at the Information and Broadcasting Department after being reinstated in 2014.

Chaube was confined to Mumbai as per his bail condition set by the Supreme Court in 2014. Recently, his bail was modified, which allowed him to return to Gujarat.

The development came a day after the government, in a reshuffle of IPS officers, appointed Rajkumar Pandian and Abhay Chudasama — both discharged by the special CBI court in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case — as inspector general (Junagadh range) and deputy inspector general (Panchmahal), respectively.

On his appointment, Barot told The Indian Express: “Bhagwan ne kiya hai, aur kya bolu (God has done it, what else can I say).” Barot had retired in 2014 when he was still in jail.

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    Sanjeeva sharma
    Oct 14, 2016 at 5:43 am
    All other officers should also be reinstated in important posts all of whom were witch hunted by the romans(soniaandrahul)
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      SubbuI
      Oct 14, 2016 at 7:25 am
      HALLO. YOU ENCOUNTER SPECIALIST THUG TARUN BAROT. YOU TELL ME WHICH GOD OF YOURS THAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT? IS IT YOUR EX-BOSS KALNAYAK STALKER GUNDA SHAH OR NALAYAK NMODI THE BUTCHER OF GUJARATH?ALL YOU GANGSTERS REINSTATED BACK CARRY ON KILLINGlt;br/gt;SAB EX-POLICE GUNDE KI SAATH- GUJRATH KI SATHYA NAAZ!
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        ah
        Oct 14, 2016 at 3:36 am
        where are the CLERICS who were angry for "stan Zindabad" in Kashmir?????
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          Psh Rahman
          Oct 14, 2016 at 4:21 am
          Immoral and%#@!!!!
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            harun
            Oct 14, 2016 at 2:20 am
            This will allow the Other Govts to enact such orders to bring back those who retired from service.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;What we are going to see is this at pan India level soon.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Why is the BJP choosing all this ,after the STrikes,does show that the Party is not confident of its position in coming Elections.Sad but true.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Instead of looking at abuse of Dalits or Patidar demands,this is seen as a short route to retain power.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Some things are easily encashed,Devlopment is not
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              joseph
              Oct 14, 2016 at 2:08 am
              Mockery of the Indian Justice system. This is the Gujarat model. Modi keeps talking about values while his suporters engage in deable practices.
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                Joseph R Stephen
                Oct 14, 2016 at 3:13 am
                All accused and jailed are being rewarded with TAX PAYERS MONEYlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;There are a million youngsters looking for a JOB every month in India - the BJP government is throwing and paying back with plum post for 62 year accused with BEST POSTS.
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                  Karunakumar Khandavalli
                  Oct 15, 2016 at 4:46 am
                  These actions of Government are outrageous. Bad Governance.
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