An FIR has been filed by Under Secretary, Government of India, in the Sansad Marg Police Station in New Delhi under Section 409 of the IPC.
The Ministry of Home Affairs today filed an FIR with the Delhi Police to probe how, why and under what circumstances crucial files related to Ishrat Jahan encounter case went missing.
The move comes months after the home ministry conducted an internal enquiry into the missing files case. An FIR has been filed by Under Secretary, Government of India, in the Sansad Marg Police Station in New Delhi under Section 409 of the IPC.
According to the home ministry, the following documents have been missing:
1) Office copy of the letter and enclosure sent by then home secretary to the then Ld AG on September 18, 2009
2) Office copy of another letter sent by the then home secretary to the Ld AG on September 18, 2009
3) Draft of further affidavit as waited by the Ld AG
4) Draft of affidavit as amended by the then home minister on September 24, 2009.
Ishrat, a teenage girl from Mumbra near Mumbai, her friend Pranesh Pillai alias Javed Sheikh and two others were gunned down by city crime branch officials allegedly in a fake encounter on June 15, 2004 on the outskirts of the city.
A special investigation team (SIT), constituted by the Gujarat High Court, had concluded that it was a “fake” encounter and handed over the case to the CBI.
The first chargesheet named seven police officers as accused, including IPS officers PP Pandey, DG Vanzara and GL Singhal.
However, police’s contention was that Ishrat and others were on a mission to kill Narendra Modi, then Chief Minister of Gujarat.
On February 11, 2016, Lashkar terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Headley on Thursday told a Mumbai special court that Ishrat Jahan was a Lashkar operative.