Guj Cops killed 'LeT fidayeen' Ishrat in fake encounter: SIT

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Ahmedabad, Nov 21: Gujarat High Court, following reports submitted by Special Investigating Team (SIT) asked Gujarat police to file a fresh First Information Report (FIR) in Ishrat Jehan fake encounter case.

The court's order came when the SIT on Monday, Nov 21 confirmed that Ishrat along with her other three friends were killed in a fake encounter conducted by the Gujarat police.

19-year-old Ishrat - a Mumbai-based college girl was accused of making assassination plot to kill Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi and was found dead near Ahmedabad in 2004.

However, Ishrat's parents opposed the claims of the Gujarat police who had termed Ishrat and her friends as Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) activists. The court's order might prove as a major setback for the Modi government in Gujarat.

Here it can be recalled that David Headly, the prime accused of Mumbai terror attacks (26/11) in 2008, called Ishrat a "LeT fidayeen". According to media reports, Headly, during interrogation, had confirmed that Ishrat was appointed by by top Lashkar commander Muzammil who was in charge of LeT's operations in India till 2007.

A leaked WikiLeaks cable also had also claimed that western intelligence agencies believe the Lashkar-e-Tayyeba threat to Modi is clear and present and did not die out with the elimination of Ishrat Jehan and her accomplices in 2004.

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