Ahmedabad, Aug 7: The CBI Special Court on Tuesday rejected the discharge pleas of former police officers DG Vanzara and NK Amin in connection with the Ishrat Jahan encounter case.
The Special judge JK Pandya dismissed the applications of DG Vanzara and NK Amin.
Last month, the court had concluded hearing in a discharge petition filed by the two accused retired police officers.
Vanzara, who is alleged to have masterminded the alleged encounter by a joint team of Gujarat Police and Intelligence Bureau (IB) officials, is currently out on bail.
In his discharge plea, Vanzara had said that the chargesheet registered against him was “concocted” and that there was no prosecutable evidence against him. He had also stated that the testimony of witnesses could not be believed as some of them were accused in the case earlier.
Ishrat Jahan, a 19-year-old Mumbai college student, was killed in an encounter by the police on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on June 15, 2004.