Fake Encounters

  • Ishrat case: No preliminary enquiry against Modi's ministers, CBI clarifies 18-03-2014 12:32 PM

    New Delhi: Just hours after it was reported that the CBI had filed a preliminary enquiry against his top ministers of BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi based on new evidence in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, the CBI issued a denial. The CBI claimed that no such preliminary enquiry had...
  • Ishrat Jahan Case: CBI is under political pressure, says Arun Jaitley 08-02-2014 04:53 PM

    In what could bring respite to the Congress, CBI director Ranjit Sinha on Saturday denied that he was pressured by the UPA government to prosecute BJP leader Amit Shah in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said that all CBI cases...
  • Ishrat Jahan: CBI chief says UPA never pressured to prosecute Shah 08-02-2014 10:18 AM

    New Delhi: In what could bring respite to the Congress, CBI director Ranjit Sinha on Saturday denied that he was pressured by the UPA government to prosecute BJP leader Amit Shah in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. Sinha denied that he gave a statement saying that the UPA would...
  • Amit Shah not named in Ishrat case supplementary chargesheet: Sources 06-02-2014 11:59 AM

    New Delhi: In a breather for former Gujarat home minister and Narendra Modi aide Amit Shah, the supplementary chargesheet filed in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case has given a clean chit to him. According to sources, the chargesheet is likely to be filed on Thursday. The chargesheet has been...
  • Omar meets PM, raises Army decision in Pathribal fake encounter case 03-02-2014 07:19 AM

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Jammu and raised the issue of Army's controversial decision to close the Pathribal fake encounter case, saying punishment should be meted to those responsible for killing of innocent people. Omar also emphasized the need...
  • J&K: Normal life affected as Hurriyat Conference calls for strike 31-01-2014 12:30 PM

    Normal life in Kashmir was partially affected due to a strike called by moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference to protest the army's decision to close the Pathribal fake encounter case. Shops, offices and business establishments in the commercial hub of Lal Chowk and surrounding areas remained closed due to the...
  • Pathribal encounter: Omar says Army's goodwill at stake over clean chit to accused 28-01-2014 02:32 PM

    Srinagar: In his first reaction on the 2000 Pathribal encounter case, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has flayed the Indian Army, saying that it needs to be "a lot more accommodating". The Army had on Friday closed its probe in the case, acquitting the five accused soldiers, saying...
  • J&K: Victims' families condemn Army order to close Pathribal fake encounter 25-01-2014 10:48 AM

    Fourteen years after five villagers were killed and passed off as foreign militants who killed 35 Sikhs in Kashmir, the Army has closed the Pathribal fake encounter case saying that the court marshal proceedings could not establish charges against five Army personnel named in the case. ...
  • J&K: Army closes Pathribal encounter case, Omar disappointed 24-01-2014 10:33 AM

    Jammu: Nearly 14 years after the Patribhal fake encounter case rocked Jammu and Kashmir, Army has closed the case saying the evidence recorded could not establish prime facie charges against any of the accused persons. Army authorities have conveyed this decision to the Court of the Judicial Magistrate in Srinagar....
  • Machchil encounter: Congress welcomes court martial proceedings 26-12-2013 05:48 PM

    The Congress, on Thursday, welcomed the court martial proceedings against six army personnel for their alleged involvement in 2010 Machchil fake encounter case, and said it would go a long way to further strengthen discipline in the armed forces. "I welcome the decision to institute a court martial against the...
  • Machchil Fake encounter: Court martial against 2 officers, 4 Army men 25-12-2013 04:46 PM

    Srinagar: The Army has ordered disciplinary proceedings against two officers including a Colonel and a Major as well as four others for their alleged involvement in the 2010 Machchil fake encounter case that had triggered a two month-long agitation in the Kashmir Valley. Sources said those who will face proceedings...
  • Machchil case: Army orders proceedings against six men 25-12-2013 02:40 PM

    Jammu: Army on Wednesday ordered court martial proceedings against six of its men, including two officers, for their alleged involvement in the 2010 Machchil fake encounter case that had triggered a two month-long agitation in the Kashmir Valley. Court martial proceedings have been initiated against the accused personnel, the Army...
  • CBI gives clean chit to Amit Shah in Ishrat Jahan case: Sources 24-12-2013 05:16 PM

    New Delhi: In a major relief for Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's close confidant Amit Shah, the CBI has given a clean chit to him in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, say sources. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the supplementary chargesheet filed by...
  • Congress demands CBI probe into 'Amit Shah snooping on women' case 16-11-2013 10:35 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress has now demanded a CBI probe after investigative news portal Cobrapost released a report alleging that former Gujarat Home Minister and Narendra Modi's aide Amit Shah has misused police machinery to stalk a young woman in Bangalore. "The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) must take note...
  • Ishrat case: CBI sends judicial request to Pakistan 15-11-2013 05:51 PM

    New Delhi: CBI has sent a judicial request to Pakistan seeking to establish the identity of Amjad Ali Rana and Zeeshan Johar who were killed in the Ahmedabad encounter along with 19-year-old Ishrat Jahan nearly nine years ago. The agency had carried out detailed search in Kashmir even though it...
  • Manipur: Almost all encounters in the state are fake, says NHRC 13-11-2013 08:20 AM

    New Delhi: In the hearings after their visit to Manipur, the National Human Rights Commission has stated that many encounter cases in the state appeared to be fake. Twenty of the 44 encounter cases against the state security forces heard by the commission have been declared to be fake, whereas...
  • Ishrat case: After quizzing Amit Shah, CBI set to file chargesheet 14-10-2013 08:27 AM

    Ahmedabad: There could be trouble for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's right hand man Amit Shah. After questioning him in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, the CBI is now preparing to file a supplementary chargesheet in the case. The CBI is probing the conspiracy behind the alleged killing of...
  • Ishrat fake encounter case: CBI questions Amit Shah 12-10-2013 07:18 PM

    CBI has questioned Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah in connection with 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case after claims of an accused IPS officer that Gujarat government was monitoring every police action during that period. Sources said Shah, who was Home Minister of the state in...
  • Guilt feelings behind Modi's tirade against CBI in fake encounter probe: Cong 05-10-2013 08:48 PM

    Aligarh: The Congress today alleged Narendra Modi and his close aides were orchestrating a campaign against the CBI as they feared the agency's ongoing probe into the "fake" encounters in Gujarat would bring out the truth. "It is (Gujarat Chief Minister) Modi's guilt feelings which are propelling him to launch...
  • CBI likely to question 3 BJP leaders in Tulsi Prajapati fake encounter case 27-09-2013 08:08 AM

    New Delhi: CBI is likely to question BJP Rajya Sabha MPs Prakash Javadekar, Bhupendra Yadav and party general secretary Ramlal on Friday,who figured in a sting operation where they were purportedly trying to discuss ways to influence the mother of the victim of fake encounter Tulsi Prajapati. Sources said Javadekar,...
  • Tulsiram Prajapati encounter: CBI questions Sohrabuddin's brother 26-09-2013 07:27 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday quizzed Sohrabuddin Sheikh's brother Rubabuddin Sheikh as a witness in the Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case. Prajapati was a witness to the alleged fake encounter killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh by the Gujarat Police in November 2005. The CBI had alleged that...
  • Ishrat case: Gujarat ministers allegedly caught on tape discussing probe 25-09-2013 07:17 PM

    New Delhi: In what could be seen as a major blow to the Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's aide Amit Shah, CNN-IBN has accessed tapes of a meeting in which Gujarat ministers were caught on tape allegedly discussing how to obstruct investigations in the Ishart...
  • Ishrat Jahan case: CBI questions one Gujarat minister, summons another 23-09-2013 12:59 PM

    Ahmedabad: The Central Bureau of Investigation has summoned Gujarat minister Bhupendrasingh Chudasam, former minister Praful Patel and Advocate General Kamal Trivedi in connection with the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. On Monday, Gujarat Law Minister Pradeep Singh Jadeja, was questioned by the CBI. This over accusations that the investigation was...
  • Ishrat Jahan case: CBI summons IAS officers GC Murmu , AK Sharma 21-09-2013 12:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday summoned two IAS officers GC Murmu and AK Sharma for recording their statements in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. Both the officers were present at a meeting called by Advocate General's office allegedly to derail investigations into Ishrat Jahan...
  • CBI questions fake encounter suspect Vanzara over his resignation 20-09-2013 05:23 PM

    Ahmedabad: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday is questioning the suspect of the fake encounters in Gujarat in 2002 and suspended IPS officer DG Vanzara. Vanzara is being questioned over his resignation letter where he had hit out at the former Gujarat home minister Amit Shah and blamed...
  • Modi's ABC starts from F for fake encounter, G for genocide: Congress 11-09-2013 03:35 PM

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari hit out at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his 'ABC' remark against the Congress. "His alphabets begins with F on fake encounter and G for genocide," Tewari said. Mocking the UPA government for various multi-crore scams, Modi had...
  • DG Vanzara's letter not an evidence in encounter cases: CBI sources 05-09-2013 05:19 PM

    New Delhi: CBI Director Ranjit Sinha said that he has not received letter from suspended Gujarat IPS officer DG Vanzara. Sinha added that the investigative agency will examine the letter in the context of Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. "We are yet to get a copy of his letter officially....
  • Is Modi's man Friday Amit Shah proving to be trouble for him? 05-09-2013 07:58 AM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi remains silent on the letter bomb from top IPS officer DG Vanzara, which has blamed him and close aide Amit Shah for failing to protect policemen accused in fake encounters. The question now is as to how badly this will affect the BJP...
  • Vanzara's statement is a confession, says D Raja 04-09-2013 03:44 PM

    Activist Amrish Patel said that DG Vanzara's confession clearly states that all the encounters were executed following the dictates of the Narendra Modi government. CPI leader D Raja also said that Vanzara's letter was a confession and it is up to the judiciary on how it wants to act. ...
  • Jethmalani accuses Vanzara of looking for an escape by blaming Modi 04-09-2013 01:17 PM

    BJP member and senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani said that IPS officer DG Vanzara is looking for ways to escape by making the allegations as he has been in jail for long. Vanzara was arrested by the CBI following his transfer to Sabarmati Central jail in Ahmedabad from Mumbai. He was...