Ishrat was not a terrorist: CBI chargesheet AHMEDABAD: Ishrat Jahan was not a terrorist, but the three others killed along with her in a fake encounter on the outskirts of Ahmedabad nine years ago had alleged terror links, the CBI has concluded in its chargesheet to be filed in the case before the Gujarat high court on Wednesday. The CBI has said the three - Pranesh Pillai alias Javed Shaikh, Amjad Ali Rana and Zeeshan Johar - were allegedly planning attacks in Ahmedabad. It added Pranesh was using Ishrat, a Mumbai college student, as a shield to escape detection. The four were killed in cold blood "The three men were in touch with a Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba handler, Muzammil. The three were identified as terror suspects by the Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau during telephone interceptions. They were planning to unleash terror attacks in Ahmedabad, but Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi was not their target," said a CBI official. The Gujarat police crime branch had claimed the four had come to the state as part of the LeT's plan to kill Modi. CBI investigations have revealed that Ishrat and Pranesh were on their second visit to Gujarat when they were caught at Vasad in Vadodara. The CBI chargesheet includes statements of nine police officers, who were part of the staged encounter. The statements, recorded under section 164 of CrPC in a Mumbai court, prove sequence of events in the case. A crime branch official has revealed in his statement that weapons planted on the four - an AK 47 and two 9 mm pistols - after the encounter were sourced from the IB office in Gujarat. CBI also has evidence to prove the involvement of IB joint director Rajinder Kumar in this case. A crime branch official has revealed that Kumar, along with Gujarat IPS officers DG Vanzara and PP Pandey, came to Arham Farm outside the city to question Rana. At Kotarpur waterworks, where the encounter was staged, crime branch officers had fought with each other when a police inspector and a commando refused to fire at the four. Two of their colleagues then snatched their weapons and fired at them. Ishrat was not a terrorist: CBI chargesheet - The Times of India ************************************************** Ishrat Jahan was not a terrorist, but the three others killed along with her in a fake encounter on the outskirts of Ahmedabad nine years ago had alleged terror links. This qualification of the difference of those killed will make the case most tangled in court. But then the CBI is proving a point and yet leaving it murky so that the truth will never come out. And the TV Debates will become soap operas with Vyas, Yagnik, Mukul Sinha and other star attractions slugging it out, spewing lies, half truths and plumb inanities. Maybe the star of the year Sanjay Jha will make some guest appearance to add to the idiotic value. I sure miss Teesta Stealavad. Her whine would challenge Lata's high notes in sheer purity of tone! But then there is this Rana Ayyub who constantly interrupting with her rather railway engine cowcatcher teeth does prove that life can be a great laugh, even in a world of worries and despondency. But the truth? Lost in the cacophony! But then, who is interested in the truth,right?