Ishrat Jahan encounter case: Charges dropped against Vanzara , NK Amin

L-R,DG Vanzara,Ishrat Jahan and NK Amin

By Muslim Mirror Staff

New Delhi: A CBI court on Thursday dropped the proceedings against retired Gujarat police officers DG Vanzara and NK Amin in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case.


Special judge JK Pandya pronounced the judgment, saying that the probe agency couldn’t get the required sanction to prosecute the officers from the Gujarat government.

The former police officers had been charged with conspiracy, illegal confinement and murder in the Ishrat Jehan case by the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI.

DG Vanzara and NK Amin filed discharge requests in the court after the Gujarat government refused to grant sanctions to the CBI to prosecute them.

Special CBI court judge J K Pandya said since the government had not sanctioned their prosecution, their discharge pleas would be allowed and the case against them would be dropped. The government’s sanction is necessary for the prosecution of a public servant for any action that was part of official duty.

Former Gujarat police chief PP Pandey had been discharged in the case last year. He spent 19 months in jail before being let out on bail in February 2015.

19-year-old Ishrat Jehan and three others were killed in June 2004 near Ahmedabad by Gujarat police officers who said they were Lashkar terrorists planning to assassinate Narendra Modi, who was then Chief Minister.



  1. Hukumat bhi tumhari, kanoon bhi tumhare, police bhi tumhari. Pragya ko ticket diya tab sabit huwa sare tumhare sathidar riha hoge.


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