New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday summoned the Special Director of the Intelligence Bureau in connection with the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. Special Director Rajendra Kumar, who was the intelligence officer responsible for routing information about all the encounters that took place in Gujarat between 2001 and 2005, was summoned as an accused in the case.
The CBI summons to Kumar came just hours after the Supreme Court dismissed a petition by accused Gujarat ADGP PP Pandey who had moved court seeking protection against his arrest in the 2004 case.
The non-bailable arrest warrant against Pandey had been issued by an Ahmedabad magistrate on May 2.
Ishrat Jahan, a college girl from Mumbai, and three others - Pranesh Gopinath Pilai, Amjad Ali and Jishan Johar - were allegedly gunned down by personnel of the Gujarat Police in a staged shootout on June 15, 2004