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CBI Probes Former Ministers


PUJA AWASTHI | New Delhi, March 22, 2014 16:16
Tags : CBI | Gujarat ministers | Ishrat Jahan Raza | Pranesh Pillai | Amjad Ali Rana | Zeeshan Johar | Gujarat High Court | Gujarat police officials | Intelligence Bureau |

The CBI has begun inquiries against former Gujarat ministers who allegedly attempted to derail a probe into the 2005 killings of Ishrat Jahan Raza, Pranesh Pillai, Amjad Ali Rana, and Zeeshan Johar on June 15, 2005. The agency recovered a CD containing a discussion between the ministers of how to derail the investigation in November 2011, a day before the final hearing in the case in the Gujarat High Court. A judicial probe and subsequent police investigation have concluded that the encounter was staged, and the four killed were in prior police custody. Gujarat police officials and four officials of the Intelligence Bureau have been charged for colluding to procure custody of the victims and supplying weapons, which were planted on the four. The investigation will become campaign fodder.

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Issue Dated: Feb 5, 2017