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Monday, November 1, 2010

Gujarat Government moves Supreme Court against the Gujarat HC order in the Ishrat Jahan Encounter Case

Article Courtesy : Indlaw.com

Gujarat government has moved the Supreme Court against the Gujarat High Court order to get the Ishrat Jahan encounter case probed by a new special investigation team. 

The petitioner has contended that High Court has no power to handover the probe of the case to a non-statutory investigating agency. 

The state government has also urged the apex court to set aside the High Court order setting up a new SIT. 

In a special leave petition filed in the apex court, the state government has sought stay of the High Court till the disposal of its SLP.

The SLP will be heard on November 12. 

The Supreme Court had earlier refused to hand over the investigation of the case to the SIT, headed by former CBI Director R K Raghavan. This SIT is already probing ten major riots cases in Gujarat in 2002, including the Gulbarg Society massacre in which Congress former MP Mohammad Ehsan Jafri was among 69 people killed. 

Ishrat Jahan and her three accomplices were killed on June 15, 2004 allegedly by Gujarat police who had claimed they were terrorists of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit and had planned to murder state Chief Minister Narendra Modi. UNI Ishrat Jahan encounter case

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