Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case: The case diary

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) claimed that the FIR about the encounter which said the four were Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists out to kill Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was drafted before it took place. It alleged that the killing was a "joint operation" of the Gujarat Police and the Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau (SIB), which works under the Centre.

Here's the case diary in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case:

June 15, 2004: Ishrat Jahan, Javed Shaikh, Zeeshan Johar and Amjad Ali Rana killed in an encounter near Ahmedabad. Police claims they were terrorists out to kill Narendra Modi.

December 12, 2006: Gujarat HC admits petition of Shamima Kausar, alleging that her daughter was killed in a fake encounter and demanding that the case be transferred to the CBI.

August 6, 2009: Union home ministry submits to the HC evidence that Ishrat, Javed and the other two, allegedly Pakistanis, were terrorists belonging to LeT.

September 7: Magistrate S P Tamang concludes that the encounter was staged.

September 24: HC forms new SIT of Karnail Singh, Mohan Jha and Satish Verma. Karnail quits and is followed by Satyapal. J V Ramadu refuses to head the SIT.

September 29: Home ministry tells HC its earlier affidavit was not "relating to merits or otherwise of the police action" but its primary concern was to see that inputs gathered by security agencies were not discredited.

April 17, 2011: The SIT reconstructs the encounter with all 22 cops involved.

July 19: HC appoints Rajiv Ranjan Verma as SIT chief .

November 24: Satish Verma tells HC the encounter was fake and that Mohan Jha had forced several witnesses to retract.

December 17: CBI registers a fresh FIR against 21 cops, including retired DGP K R Kaushik.

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