IPS officers G L Singhal and D G Vanzara (retd) have sought the previous statements of witnesses.
The Home Ministry and CBI are at loggerheads over granting sanction to prosecute the four IB officials in what CBI believes was a fake encounter case.
Home Ministry has sought certain documents from CBI related to the Ishrat Jahan case.
Jail authorities informed Vanzara about his retirement as a part of formality.
Besides Ishrat, her friend Pranesh Pillai alias Javed Sheikh, and two Pakistanis, Amjadali Rana and Zeeshan Johar, were killed by the Gujarat Police in 2004 on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.
While rejecting the application, CBI sessions judge Gita Gopi observed that the supplementary chargesheet filed in this case is pending.
The CBI requested the court to reject the application. Appearing on behalf of Shah, senior lawyer S V Raju said prima facie there was no evidence against his client.
The CBI had opposed Vanzara’s bail, stating that he is the mastermind of the encounter in which three persons were murdered.
The investigating agency sought dismissal of the plea filed by Gopinath Pillai to arraign Amit Shah.
The court pulled up lawyer of Gopinath Pillai and fined him Rs.500 for non-appearance.
The CBI, which had filed a chargesheet before receiving the AG’s opinion, has now been caught on the wrong foot.
The IPS officer was transferred to Junagadh as principal of Police Training College in April 2012, but didn’t join office.
The Ranip police said a case of attempt to suicide has been registered under Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code.
Ishrat jahan case Says sanction needed to prosecute Intelligence Bureau officers, evidence circumstantial.
CBI says it has gathered enough evidence about the role of IB officers in the conspiracy behind the encounter.