Gujarat high court on Friday gave the special investigation team probing Ishrat Jahan case about a month's time to submit the final report.
At the last hearing, high court had asked the SIT to try and complete the investigation and submit the final report by September 8, giving a finding whether the encounter was fake or not.
However, SIT head R R Verma on Friday sought more time from the division bench of Justices Jayant Patel and Abhilasha Kumari, saying that some points in the Central Forensic Science Laboratory and All India Institute of Medical Sciences reports needed clarification.
The bench then asked the SIT to submit the final report on October 5. The next hearing would be on October 7.
SIT had called a team from AIIMS and CFSL, New Delhi, for reconstruction of the case and collection of data. Verma said that though both the institutions had sent reports, the SIT had some queries, and as they were of technical nature, the AIIMS Central Board will take some time to reply.
The high court directed that AIIMS should give its reply within two weeks. It also ordered the Gujarat government not to transfer any of the officials associated with the SIT out of Ahmedabad till the investigation was over, after Verma informed that one of the officials had been transferred outside.
The court ordered that this officer be transferred back to the city.