In a five-page reply filed before special judge S J Raje, Inspector Vishwas Kumar Meena stated, “Allowing the applicant to remain away for such a long period may delay the trial which would also hamper the case of the prosecution.”
According to the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT), which probed the case, Ranip police station officials were alerted by the jail authorities after Lallu didn’t return on April 8.
Pandey is not the only accused in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case to be rehabilitated. Over the past two years, since the investigation hit a dead end, all the accused in the case are out on bail.
The same day David Headley identified the slain Ishrat Jahan as an LeT operative, the special CBI judge hearing that encounter case recused. “Not before me,” special judge V B Gohil told lawyers and the accused in court Thursday and adjourned the case until May 30. He said he has written to Gujarat High Court […]
The CBI filed chargesheets against seven police officers including three from the Gujarat cadre IPS, and four IB officials in the Ishrat encounter case. Currently, all seven police officers who were charge-sheeted are out on bail.