Ishrat Jahan case: P P Pandey's bail plea rejected
Ahmedabad: A special CBI court here today rejected the anticipatory bail application of ADGP P P Pandey, paving the way for his arrest in the 2004 fake encounter case of Ishrat Jahan and three others.
Special CBI judge Gita Gopi rejected the anticipatory bail application of Pandey, who had gone underground for a few months after his name surfaced in the encounter case.
The court had declared him proclaimed absconder then. The special court was hearing his application afresh on the directions of the Gujarat High Court which had restrained CBI from arresting the senior IPS officer till August 6.
The 1982-batch IPS officer was Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), Ahmedabad, when Mumbai-based Ishrat, her friend Javed Shaikh, alias Pranesh Pillai, and their associates Amjad Ali Rana and Zeeshan Johar were gunned down by Crime Branch sleuths on June 15, 2004 on the city outskirts.