Ishrat Jahan

BJP West Bengal President Dilip Ghosh (R) with triple talaq petitioner and party leader Ishrat Jahan welcomes the newly joined party members at the state party office in Kolkata.

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A vigil organised for Ishrat Jahan in Delhi

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Fake encounter The Ishrat case

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G.L. Singhal, suspended IPS officer

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File photo of Gujarat IPS officer D G Vanzara being taken to a court in Ahmedabad in Aug 2010. Vanzara, suspended and behind the bars in a string of fake encounter cases, has resigned from service accusing Narendra Modi government of having failed to protect the jailed police officers who fought against "Pakistan inspired terrorism".

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Members of Karnataka Youth Congress protest against the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case in Bangalore.

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Ishrat Jahan's mother Shamima Kauser (L) and sister Nusrat during a press conference after CBI filed the charge sheet in Mumbai.

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Combo/ File: Suspended police officers DG Vanzara (top left), GL Singhal (top right), Tarun Bhanot (bottom left) and NK Amin who have been chargesheeted along with absconding police officer PP Pandey (unseen) by the CBI in Ishrat Jehan fake encounter case.

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A combo shows - Two police officers, Bharat Patel and Tarun Barot produced by CBI in a court. CBI arrested them in connection of alleged fake encounter of teenage girl Ishrat Jahan and three others in 2004 in Gujarat.

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Family members of Ishrat Jahan at the CBI Belapur office in Navi Mumbai to collect the FIR copy which the CBI has registered against police officers of Gujarat police in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.

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Officer of Central Forensic Science Laboratory New Delhi and CBI re-construct the Ishrat Jahan encounter case on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.

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Shamima Kausar, mother of Ishrat Jahan (inset), holds a group photo of the family while standing with her daughter and son in Thane, Mumbai. Ahmedabad metropolitan magistrate S.P. Tamang has ruled that the incident in which Ishrat Jahan and three others were killed in June 2004, was yet another case of 'fake encounter'.

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Tuesday 15 JuneThe bodies of four alleged Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist - including of 19 year old Mumbai based student Ishrat Jahan Shamim Raza , lie at the site of shootout in Ahmedabad. The Crime Branch of the Gujarat Police claimed to have foiled an alleged plot to assassinate Chief Minister Narendra Modi once again - the fourth of such 'encounters' in the last two years. Significantly, somehow these 'encounters' have coincided with remarkable regularity at just those times when the pressure for the Gujarat CM's removal has been mounted by his opponents. As in almost in all such earlier cases, this time too the alleged potential assassins were shot late at night in a lonely location where there were no witnesses. As always, this time too, they were supposed to have first fired at the police who then, it was claimed, had to shoot them in self-defence. As always, none of the policemen were injured, while all the four 'terrorists' were killed. Significantly, as has been pointed out by many, the car had bullet holes in the back; the victims, on the other hand, had all been shot from the front. The Maharashtra government has ordered a police inquiry to ascertain whether Ishrat had any criminal record. Ishrat's mother, Shamima, has also demanded a CBI inquiry alleging that Gujarat Police had 'pressured' her to state that her daughter knew Javed, one of the suspected terrorists killed. NHRC has already moved in, demanding a full report from Gujarat police within 6 weeks.

Road to dusty death Ishrat Jahan, 19, falls to cop’s bullets with her 'associates’, off Ahmedabad. An assassination plot, a highway blowout, a dead college girl. What was she doing there? What really happened on the morning of June 15 in Ahmedabad? A controversy raged on her terrorist links till a self-professed Lashkar website claimed Mumbra’s girl-next-door to be one of their own.