Ishrat case culprits should be brought to book: Congress

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Soon after the CBI Wednesday formally filed charges in a Gujarat court in the Ishrat Jahan alleged shootout case, the Congress said the culprits should be brought to book.

“The murder of an innocent person leaves a trail to the accused. If the CBI charge sheet says the encounter was fake, it shows it. We want the law to take its own course and that the culprits should be brought to book,” Congress spokesperson Meem Afzal told reporters here.

Mumbai college girl Ishrat Jahan, Pranesh Pillai alias Javed Shaikh, Amjad Ali Rana and Zeeshan Johar were killed by Gujarat Police in a shootout in 2004 in Ahmedabad.

Police said the four were part of a plot to assassinate Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

The Bharatiya Janata Party, which rules Gujarat, said the Ishrat Jahan shootout was not “fake” and was conducted on the basis of information received from the Intelligence Bureau.

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