Singhal is among the key accused in Ishrat Jahan encounter case who was arrested by the CBI in 2013. He was granted default bail after the central probe agency didn't file chargesheet in the stipulated time.
The SIT had found out that Ishrat Jahan, her friend Pranesh Pillai (alias Javed Sheikh) and two alleged Pakistani nationals — Zeeshan Johar and Amjadali Rana — were killed in cold blood on June 14, 2004.
The two accused officers — Rajeev Wankhede and Tushar Mittal — moved the special CBI court (sessions) after a CBI magisterial court took cognizance of the chargesheet, which was pending for over two years
In his order, Special Judge J K Pandya said “the case is at the stage of framing of charge, and at this stage the accused can’t seek or view the investigation reports/statement of witnesses, documentary evidence etc”.
Pandey, currently out on bail, was the seniormost serving IPS officer when he was arrested in 2013 by the CBI in connection with the case. This is the first instance in the Ishrat Jahan case in which an accused has been discharged from the trial.
12 years ago, the Gujarat Police shot dead three men and a woman — 19-year-old Ishrat Jahan — allegedly as they headed to Ahmedabad on a Lashkar mission to assassinate Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The investigation into the encounter soon ran into a cloud of suspicion, and a High Court-appointed Special Investigation Team and the […]
Mumbai, Feb 11 (ANI): Giving a statement after Headley’s deposition, Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam on Thursday said the LeT’s involvement in the 26/11 terror attack is the most important thing that has been divulged in the case so far. Nikam said Lakhvi is the operating commander, Hafiz is the founder and they have three wings that are finance, naval and women wings. Nikam further added that he named and identified Ishrat Jahan as the suicide bomber after recollecting from the list of names given by Nikam himself. He stated that Headley said the attacks that had been carried out in India after getting instructions from Pakistan.
Mumbai, Feb 11 (ANI): 26/11 terror convict David Coleman Headley said on Thursday that Ishrat Jahan, the 19-year-old girl who was killed in an alleged ‘fake encounter’ in 2004, was affiliated to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Deposing before the court, Headley confirmed that there was a woman wing in LeT, but earlier he had denied involvement of any woman suicide bomber in LeT when asked by Ujjwal Nikam. Later, Headley named Ishrat Jahan as LeT operative who was involved in an operation about shooting police at naka.