Narendra K Amin, the key accused in the alleged fake encounters of Sohrabuddin Shaikh and Ishrat Jahan was reinstated by the Gujarat Home Department as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) in the State Crime Records Bureau (SCRB) at Gandhinagar on Friday.
A senior Home Department official told a news agency, “Amin’s suspension has been revoked and he has been appointed in the SCRB as DSP today.”
The Ishrat Jahan encounter case took place on 15 June 2004, and involved apparent fake encounter killings of Ishrat Jahan Raza, a 19-year-old girl from Maharashtra, and three men: Pranesh Pillai, Amjad Ali Rana and Zeeshan Johar who were gunned down for their alleged links to terrorists, by officers of the Ahmedabad Police Crime Branch. In the CBI investigation, it was revealed that Amin was among the accused policemen who fired from his service revolver at Ishrat Jahan, and the rest.
The Sohrabuddin Sheikh case is also an ongoing criminal case in Gujarat, where the state police has been accused of staging the encounter of Shiekh on November 26, 2005 and his wife in 2008.