IPS officer Satish Chandra Verma, who was once part of the special investigation team that probed the Ishrat Jahan encounter case in Gujarat, has been sacked a month before his tenure ends. The 1986-batch officer was dismissed based on the departmental proceedings against him, according to reports.
Verma, probing the Ishrat Jahan case, filed an affidavit in the Gujarat high court in 2011 that the 19-year-old woman was killed in a fake encounter in June 2004 along with three men who were allegedly linked to the Lashkar-e-Taiba.
People who have closely observed the case allege that the action against Verma is part of the Narendra Modi government’s political vendetta against him. Watch the video for more details.