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Another Gujarat cop held in Ishrat Jahan encounter case

April 04, 2013 23:56 IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday arrested another officer of Gujarat police in connection with the 2004 alleged fake encounter of 19-year-old college girl Ishrat Jahan and three others, officials of the agency said.

N K Amin, suspended Deputy Superintendent of Police, who got bail from Bombay High Court last month in Sohrabuddin encounter case on medical grounds, was arrested by the CBI from the CivilHospital in Ahmedabad.

Amin was in jail for past six years in Sohrabuddin case.

The CBI's Special Investigation Team on Thursday took Amin to its Gandhinagar office for interrogation. He would be produced before the court on Friday.

Before this, CBI had arrested five police officers from the state in Ishrat case: IPS officer G L Singhal, DySP Tarun Barot, J G Parmar, Bharat Patel and Anaju Chaudhary.

At the time of encounter, Amin was serving in Detection of Crime Branch (DCB). As per the Gujarat police's version, he was a part of the team which had cordoned off Narol cross roads area of the city; he was in the police team which took part in actual encounter.

On June 15, 2004, Isharat Jahan, Javed Shaikh alias Pranesh Pillai, Amjadali Akbarali Rana and Zeeshan Johar were killed in an encounter on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Police claimed that they were terrorists who had come here to kill Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

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