Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case: Javed Sheikh’s father moves CBI court against Amit Shah, ex-DGP; wants them arraigned

Javed Sheikh had been killed along with 19-year-old Mumbai girl Ishrat Jahan, Zeeshan Johar and Amjad Ali Rana by Gujarat police.

Written by Satish Jha | Published:March 14, 2014 3:30 pm
Blaming CBI, the petitioner has claimed that the central agency ignored evidence involving Shah and Kaushik. (Reuters) Blaming CBI, the petitioner has claimed that the central agency ignored evidence involving Shah and Kaushik. (Reuters)

Gopinath Pillai, father of Javed Sheikh alias Pranesh Pillai, has moved an application before as special CBI court seeking arraignment of BJP leader Amit Shah and former Director General of Police, Gujarat, KR Kaushik in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case on Friday.

Shah, a close aide of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and general secretary of BJP, is currently party in-charge of Uttar Pradesh. Shah is also an accused in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. He had been arrested in this case and is currently on bail.

Javed Sheikh had been killed along with 19-year-old Mumbai girl Ishrat Jahan, Zeeshan Johar and Amjad Ali Rana by Gujarat police. The CBI recently filed a supplementary chargesheet in this case naming four IB officials while contrary to speculation of naming BJP leader Shah.

Blaming CBI, the petitioner has claimed that the central agency ignored evidence involving Shah and Kaushik. Appearing on behalf of the petition advocate Shamshad Pathan said that court has issued notice to Shah, Kaushik and CBI and has sought reply by March 26.

It is to be noted that Shah’s name has cropped in couple of witness’s testimony as “Kali Dadhi” who reportedly knew about the encounter which CBI claimed to be stage-managed.

“We have submitted a number of evidence against Shah and Kaushik including statements recorded by CBI which are part of chargesheet. We have moved the petition under section 319 of code of criminal procedure,” Pathan said.

On July 3, 2013 CBI had filed its first chargesheet naming seven of Gujarat police officers and claimed that the encounter was fake. The chargesheet had claimed that the encounter was a part of a joint operation by Gujarat police and IB officials including former Special Director Rajinder Kumar.

More than a month ago CBI filed its second chargesheet against four IB officials including Kumar. The chargesheet is still with CBI court which hasn’t taken the cognizance yet.

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    Dwarkaprasad Chakravarty
    Mar 14, 2014 at 9:22 pm
    Modi is unstoppable, desperate Khan-gress trying to make something out of nothing - this is so politically motivated, 4 weeks before the election, it stinks!!
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      Hanee Patel
      Mar 14, 2014 at 10:41 am
      गुजरात की बेटीगुजरात की बेटी पूछ रही हैआपसे एक सवाल... क्या देश का भी चाहिए ऐसा ही हाल? (Watch & Share) :www.youtube/watch?v...
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        Melong
        Mar 14, 2014 at 8:04 pm
        Politically funded campaign to malign image of Amit Shah as Congress and other parties cannot find any dirt on Modiji. They should stop beating a dead horse as CBI has given him a clean chit.
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          Islam_is_not_terror
          Mar 14, 2014 at 12:40 pm
          she was terrorist.period.P.S: I like muslims and love to being with them fact some of them are my good friends.so don't take my comment otherwise.
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            Ali Prakash
            Mar 15, 2014 at 1:01 am
            Indian investigative ( that's an irony in itself) agencies make sure that the well connected ones remain out of the clutches of law. It is funny how they investigate when there are clear references to Kali and safed dadhi in testimonies and many of those in VIP jails have already written open letters indicating the hand of Modi and his henchmen. Should there be an agency that taps on the mails, phones of the CBI and others to let us see the true truth and not the made up ones.
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              steve james
              Mar 14, 2014 at 5:12 pm
              These terrorist need to move on....all your life survived on his illegal means of making money while he got shot during his last crime...you cannot blame others for your faults.get a life and do some work instead of surviving with looted money from congress and be part of dirty politics...people have rejected such industries...look at Teesta, mukul sinha...and rest....just go to anti-Indian NGOs...they will keep funding you for such thing!!!! but we give you dam for such tactics.
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                Sudipto Mukherjee
                Mar 14, 2014 at 3:14 pm
                This case has gone on for so long and the UPA govt has been in power for two terms now. Had there been some evidence, it would have been uncovered by now. I think all these cases are motivated and funded by enies hostile to the BJP and the characters involved, namely Amit Shah and Modi. Those found guilty in the Gujrat leadership have already been punished. This new case is really a waste of time, in my opinion.
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                  voxindica
                  Mar 14, 2014 at 1:55 pm
                  Please refer to the second sentence of the second paragraph.Amit Shah was not named in the chargesheet, the investigating agency filed in the court. Hence it is wrong to say he is an 'accused'. He was arrested on suion and investigated. The court granted him bail. But it turned out the CBI could not find a shred of evidence against him. Therefore it is not fair on your part to say he is an 'accused'.
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