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Ishrat case: Court rejects discharge pleas of Vanzara, Amin

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

A special court here in today rejected the of former police officers D G and N K in the case of alleged fake encounter of Ishrat and three others.

J K Pandya rejected the applications of and

The court last month concluded the hearing of arguments of the two accused retired police officers, the and Ishrat Jahan's mother Shamima Kauser, who had challenged Vanzara's discharge plea.

Vanzara, a former deputy general of police in Gujarat, had sought discharge on the ground of parity with the state's former in-charge of Police P P Pandey, who was discharged in the case in February this year for want of evidence against him.

Amin, who retired as the of police, sought his discharge on the ground that the encounter was genuine and that testimonies of witnesses produced by the were not reliable.

Ishrat Jahan's mother sought to oppose the pleas of and Vanzara, and told the court that her daughter was "murdered following a conspiracy between high-ranking police officers and others holding powerful and influential positions".

She alleged that played a "direct and key role" in the conspiracy behind the "staged encounter".

Ishrat Jahan, a 19-year-old woman from Mumbra area of district near Mumbai, and three others - Javed Shaikh alias Pranesh Pillai, and - were killed by the police in an "encounter" on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on June 15, 2004.

At that time, the police had claimed that the four had terror links and plotted to kill then

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 13:20 IST