BJP govt in Gujarat famous worldwide for fake encounters: Cong

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New Delhi, Jan 29 (PTI) A day after the SpecialInvestigation Team probing Gujarat riot cases raised doubtsabout genuineness of Ishrat encounter case, Congress todaysaid BJP government in Gujarat is "famous worldwide for fakeencounters."

"We are not surprised at it. We have earlier also seensimilar cases. Narendra Modi government in Gujarat is famousworldwide for fake encounters. About half a dozen IPS officersin the BJP ruled state are already behind bars in fakeencounter cases," party spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed toldreporters here.

His remarks came a day after senior IPS officer and amember of Special Investigation Team, Satish Verma yesterdayraised doubts over the circumstances of the killings in IshratJahan encounter case before the Gujarat High Court and soughta fresh FIR.

During the hearing, Verma had told the division benchof Justices Jayant Patel and Abhilasha Kumari that "there aretwo possibilities in the case; one is that four people (whogot) killed in the encounter had come to kill Gujarat ChiefMinister (Narendra Modi), and the other is that they werekilled in cold blood by the police".

"There is a possibility of the second one (havingtaken place) irrespective of the first one," he had told theHigh Court.

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