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Ishrat Jahan case: SC dismisses PIL seeking to drop action against Gujarat cops

A Petition Was Filed In The Supreme Court Seeking The Quashing Of Criminal Cases Against Gujarat Policemen In The Alleged Encounter Killing Of Ishrat Jahan, Who, The Plea Claims, Was A Terrorist Plotting To Kill The Then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Devika Chhibber | Updated on: 11 Mar 2016, 04:31:17 PM

New Delhi :

The Supreme Court on Friday quashed the public interest litigation (PIL) seeking action against Gujarat cops in the alleged fake encounter.

A petition was filed in the Supreme Court seeking the quashing of criminal cases against Gujarat policemen in the alleged encounter killing of Ishrat Jahan, who, the plea claims, was a terrorist plotting to kill the then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi.

Pakistani-American terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Headley informed court during investigation that Ishrat Jahan was a LeT activist and played the role of a suicide bomber.

CBI filed a charge sheet and supplementary charge sheet declaring Ishrat Jahan as an innocent Muslim student and prosecuted various police officers. 

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First Published : 11 Mar 2016, 11:00:00 AM