"We have announced a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh who can come forward for the information about Rana and Johar and the identity of the person who volunteers information will be kept confidential", said CBI spokesperson Dharini Mishra in Delhi.
CBI published an advertisement in Urdu papers of Jammu and Kashmir with photographs of Johar and Rana who were killed in 2004 in Ahmedabad along with Ishrat and Javed in an operation conducted by Gujarat Crime Branch which has been alleged to be fake.
"The two persons in pictures above are said to have been killed in an encounter with police in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on June 15, 2004. CBI is investigating the case. If anyone provides the real identity of these persons or substantial information about them, he will be given a cash reward of Rs five lakh," the advertisement had said.
The Gujarat Police had claimed that Johar and Rana were Pakistani citizens who had come to India to kill VIPs of the state, including Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
(with agency inputs)