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Conspiracy to prove Ishrat encounter was fake: ex-cop Amin

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

police N Amin, an accused in the encounter case, today told a here that there was a "conspiracy" to prove that the encounter was fake.

Arguing in person over his discharge application before special CBI Pandya, Amin said the FIR against him was "fabricated, biased and based on false facts".

Amin, accused in the charge sheet of firing five rounds from his gun at and three others on June 14, 2004, claimed that Satish Verma, a former in the case, was also behind the conspiracy.

Verma was part of the conspiracy hatched at the behest of "the political party then in power" as he (Verma) allowed I Chauhan, a former accused in the case, to turn a prosecution witness and depose against Amin despite knowing that he was stating blatant lies, Amin said.

Chauhan was a with the Ahmedabad crime branch at the time of the alleged fake encounter.

Amin and retired D G Vanzara, both on bail in this case, have filed applications for discharge.

The CBI has opposed their pleas, saying it has sufficient evidence against them.

The court recently discharged former DGP P P Pandey in the case.

Ishrat Jahan, a 19-year-old college girl from Mumbra near Mumbai, her friend Javed Sheikh alias Pranesh, Amzad and Zeeshan Johar were killed in an alleged fake encounter by the on the outskirts of the city in June 2004.

The police had then claimed that they were terrorists affiliated to the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba.

The first charge sheet filed by the CBI named seven policemen -- Amin, Tarun Barot, P P Pandey, Vanzara, G Parmar, K M Vaghela, and G L Singhal -- for carrying out a fake encounter.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 22:10 IST
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