Ahmedabad, July 07: The Special Investigation Team, probing the 2004 police encounter of Ishrat Jahan and three others, along with forensic experts, on Thursday reconstructed the events that took place on the day of the incident at the original site near Kotarpur area of the city.
SIT chairman Satyapal Singh said that an 11-member team from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Central Forensic Science Laboratory, New Delhi, was helping them in reconstruction and collection of the data that would be useful during investigation.
“We called Dr. Rajendra Singh, Director, CFSL, and Dr. T.D. Dogra, head of the department of Forensic Medicine at AIIMS, who have come along with their team to reconstruct the series of events and collect data,” Mr. Singh told the media.
When asked why the team had come again after conducting similar exercise on April 17 this year, the SIT chairman said, “They have come on the request of SIT as the work could not be completed during the earlier reconstruction.”
Mr. Singh, who had taken charge last month, has already expressed his desire to be relieved from the responsibility of SIT chairman before the Gujarat High Court which is directly supervising the probe.
SIT members Mohan Jha and Satish Verma were present for the reconstruction, besides the entire team of the then city crime branch involved in the encounter which described the situation they had faced seven years ago.