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Contempt plea against top cop

Gopinath Pillai has moved another plea before HC seeking contempt proceedings against IPS officer Mohan Jha for allegedly forcing a witness in the Ishrat case to retract.

Gopinath Pillai has moved another plea before HC seeking contempt proceedings against IPS officer Mohan Jha for allegedly forcing a witness in the Ishrat case to retract. Jha was part of the three-member SIT appointed by HC to probe the case. The SIT had unanimously opined the encounter was not genuine following which CBI was asked to probe it. During SIT probe,a police constable,Moti Desai,had retracted from his statement given to SIT member Satish Verma in which he stated the encounter was staged. In its first chargesheet in the trial court,CBI produced Desai’s statement recorded before a magistrate in which he stated he had retracted from his earlier statement under pressure from Jha. HC has reserved the order on the petition.