Ishrat’s family says she was innocent

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Ishrat Jahan
Ishrat Jahan

New Delhi, July 6: The family of Ishrat Jahan Saturday said she was innocent and had been framed as a terrorist.

“She was somebody who used to be scared of cockroaches and lizards. How could she be a terrorist and kill people,” her sister asked at a press conference here.

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She said the fight has been going on for the last nine years since Ishrat was killed in 2004.

“Every channel has been asking whether she was a terrorist or not. A girl who was taking care of the entire family… whose father had died long back, how can she be a terrorist,” the sister said.

Nine years after Ishrat Jahan was shot dead by Gujarat Police in an alleged staged shoot-out, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday filed a charge sheet here naming at least six policemen as accused.

While indicating that Ishrat, 19, a college student in Maharashtra’s Thane, was not a terrorist as alleged, the charge sheet named policemen P.P. Pande, A. Choudhary, D.G. Vanzare, Tarun Barot, J.R. Parmar, Bharat Patel and N.K. Amin among the accused.

IANS

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