New Delhi: In an another build-up to the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, NewsX has accessed what many have described as one of the most conclusive proof that the Ishrat Jahan operation was genuine.
NewsX has accessed the forensic report of the Ishrat Jahan encounter conducted by the two unimpeachable bodies being All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL).
The Forensic Investigation of the scene of the encounter unanimously concluded that the Gujarat Police did not stage a fake encounter.
On Page 172 of the forensic report, Clause 9 paragraph (a) says that after considering the circumstances given in quest papers, police records, narration by the police involved in the incident and the investigating officers and reconstruction of the scene of occurrence, simulation exercises, the Board of experts was unanimously of the considered opinion that the bullet holes in the Indica car, injuries on the body of deceased could have been possible from the firing by the police from initial position and during forwarding towards Indica car to the last position of encircling to Indica car. The bullet entry holes on police gipsy could be possible when someone fired targeting the gipsy from right side of Indica car to 20 inches back to the Indica car close to road divider.
This report, however, for some strange reason, was rejected by the SIT headed by the then officer Satish Verma citing scientific reason.
Author of Ishrat Jahan case forensic report TD Dogra while speaking to NewsX said that they worked on Ishrat Jahan case and submitted out detailed report to the SIT. This was a board comprsing doctors from AIIMS, CFSL, he himself was the chairman and his co-chairman was Dr. Rajinder Singh. There were forensic science experts and other people. Dogra said this was a very detailed scientific reconstruction and opinion based on facts and earlier examination conducted by various scientists. So it was a quite a high-powered scientific body.
“We compiled the entire thing, prepared the report and submitted to the SIT. There were certain questions asked by the SIT chairmen which they entertained”, said Dogra.
Dogra reiterated that it was a detailed report that took many visits to be constructed and the only way he could have assured that they had done the investigation in a scientific manner.
Dogra also informed that 3 members of SIT use to accompany them. Two times the chairman of the panel was changed. Their report didn’t lack scientific temper and he wouldn’t mind going to greater details. The reconstruction was done in 3 places. It was the job of the SIT to accept the report on not.
“According to me the report was correct. I don’t know why it was rejected”, TD Dogra said.
“I think once we submitted the report, we were never contacted back,” Dogra added.