Ishrat Jahan encounter: CBI says no prosecutable evidence against Amit Shah

The CBI reply comes as a relief to Shah who is an accused in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

Written by Satish Jha | Ahmedabad | Updated: May 7, 2014 3:04 pm
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The CBI on Wednesday has said that it doesn’t have prosecutable evidence against BJP national general secretary Amit Shah and former DGP KR Kaushik in Ishrat Jahan encounter case. The CBI stated this in its reply submitted before a special court hearing a petition filed by Gopinath Pillai who has sought arraignment of these two accused in the case.

Pillai’s son Pranesh alias Javed Sheikh was one of the four persons killed by Gujarat police in a staged encounter in 2004. The CBI has chargesheeted 11 persons in the case including suspended ADGP PP Pandey, DG Vanzara, GL Singhal and four IB officials among others.

Following the submission of reply the court granted time to the complainant to argue against the reply if he wishes so on 9th May. The CBI reply comes as a relief to Shah who is an accused in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. He was arrested by CBI in 2010. He is currently out on bail since the last couple of years.

KR Kaushik was Ahmedabad police commissioner when the operation was conducted. The complainant has claimed that being a commissioner Kaushik also knew about the encounter which a fake one.

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    Anonymous
    May 7, 2014 at 8:33 pm
    Large amount of this is media creation - Gujarat has always been under the microscope for tiniest whiff of scandal. It is a shame as rest of the corrupt political cl carry on doing bad things outside the spotlight and will use diversion to Gujarat tactic to hide their mistomenas.
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      Vivek kumar
      May 7, 2014 at 11:11 am
      Ishrat Jahan was a terrorist and she met with justice. Amit Shah and the police officers have done their duty. They should be awarded.
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        Cal bhadra
        May 8, 2014 at 7:41 am
        Look up the factual doentarySaraswati films.It was always political conspiracy with corrupt CBI and Judges from PF scam used.
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          sam
          May 7, 2014 at 6:34 pm
          god requires no evidence while punishing.so every one can enjoy until god gives him freedom.
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            Luhar Luhar
            May 7, 2014 at 10:00 am
            A slap on the face of the so-called "seculars". The BJP should seriously consider instigating charges of slander against leaders like Sibal. The CBI should also conclusively prove if Ishrat was involved in terrorism activities or not, and give the case a rest.
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              Manish Mittal
              May 7, 2014 at 9:52 am
              how many fake encounter have taken place in Maharashtra. Why no CBI inquiry has been done in any one of them? This girl, as per LeT, was on payroll. This has been confirmed by David Headley also.
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                Anil
                May 7, 2014 at 9:03 am
                All fake encounter in Gujarat, Praathim, Sohrabuddin Sheikh & and his wife, one eye witness also killed, Pranesh Pillai, Ishrat Jahan etc.....
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                  Anil
                  May 7, 2014 at 8:57 am
                  So, this is the duty of CBI to inform the people of India how/who did she killed.
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                    Richard Nicholas
                    May 7, 2014 at 10:46 pm
                    But I want to know why this clean chit now! Why snoop gate probe till after the elections then couldn't this also not wait till after the elections! Clearly double standards by the modified BJP ...this is fishy and distorted!
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                      Kesar
                      May 7, 2014 at 10:26 am
                      I think CBI is under threat from BJP for ignoring open facts
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                        Ramasubramani Hariharaiyer
                        May 8, 2014 at 9:45 am
                        Slap after slap for the congress.Hope this is the last one before they quit power,or is there any further coming?
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                          Ramasubramani Hariharaiyer
                          May 8, 2014 at 9:43 am
                          That is because the state is ruled by Congress. In their regime the culprits ,who are their nominees will not partite in any crime,why ,they are incapable of any crime.
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                            Rufusd
                            May 7, 2014 at 4:10 pm
                            Indian officials know which side of their bread is buttered!
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                              jugal kishore
                              May 8, 2014 at 9:53 am
                              CBI investigation in Coal block indiscretion distribution offs till today any a beneficially put of them behind bars but news comes only teasing Honest officer and non benefices with treacherous process adopting. If we are good news listening first every nook and corner for accountability and responsibility fixes within time limit.
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