Ahmedabad: N K Amin, who is an accused in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan case and the 2005 Soharabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, has been reinstated by the Gujarat Home Department as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in the State Crime Records Bureau (SCRB) at Gandhinagar, officials said on Friday.
“Amin’s suspension has been revoked and he has been appointed in the SCRB as DSP today,” a senior Home Department official said. Amin was granted regular bail by the Special CBI Court on May 8 on the grounds of his worsening health and parity with other co-accused.
Amin was the DSP in the Special branch, when the alleged encounter took place on the outskirts of the city.
In the encounter, a Mumbra-based 19-year-old college girl Ishrat Jahan, her friend Pranesh Pillai alias Javed Sheikh along with two suspected Pakistanis Amjad Ali Rana and Zeeshan Johar were gunned down by city crime branch officials.
Amin, who is also an accused in the 2005 Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, was granted bail by a Special Mumbai court in the case, in March 2013.