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CBI court on Wednesday gave breath to retired Gujarat DGP PP Pandey by discharging in the Ishrat Jahan alleged fake encounter case.
Pandey is currently out on bail who was the most senior serving IPS officer when he was arrested in 2013 by the CBI in connection with the case. Special CBI judge JK Pandya granted relief to Pandey.
Pandya allowed Pandey's discharge application on the ground of no evidence against him related to the abducting and murder of Ishrat Jahan and three others.
The CBI, which investigated the case, had accused Pandey, who then headed the Ahmedabad crime branch, as being involved in the alleged fake encounter.
The court said that no witnesses accused Pandey of the murder and kidnapping of the victims. It also said that the witnesses' evidence were contradictory as they gave different evidence to different investigating agencies.
(With Agency Inputs)