14 April 2018

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Ishrat Jahan Fake Encounter Case Petitioner Gopinath Pillai Killed In Road Accident

Ishrat Jahan Fake Encounter Case Petitioner Gopinath Pillai Killed In Road Accident

Gopinath Pillai, one of the petitioners in the  Ishrat Jahan Fake Encounter Case   that killed Ishrat Jahan, his son and 2 others, was killed in a road accident in Kerala on Thursday.
Pillai had been contesting the Gujarat government and police's accusation that his son was a terrorist

Pillai told to media that his son converted to Islam because he thought there was no option if he wanted to marry the girl of his choice.”

As for the Ishrat connection, he said, “Pranesh was sponsoring her education. He’d told me he was sponsoring a girl’s education. I understand she is the girl. I have never met her or her parents.”
 19 year old Mumbai-based girl Ishrat Jahan, Javed Shaikh alias Pranesh Pillai, Amjad Ali Rana and Zeeshan Johar were gunned down in an encounter by Gujarat police on 15 June, 2004 on the outskirts of the city.

The Gujarat police had then claimed that the four were Lashker-e-Taiba terrorists on a mission to assassinate then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Gopinath Pillai was the father of Pranesh Pillai alias Javed Sheikh who was killed in the encounter along with Ishrat Jahan and two others in 2004.

Former wife of Pranesh Pillai told Outlook that Gopinath Pillai died after his car met with an accident on Alapuzzha highway after returning from a hospital health checkup
Pillai's brother was driving the car while he sat on the passenger seat, when it collided with a car. The car flipped as a result, and hit another car, causing a double impact.  Pillai, who was unconscious, and his brother were taken to the hospital. Pillai died soon later.  His brother is stable. 

The SIT constituted by the Gujarat High Court had concluded that it was not a genuine encounter as the four were first abducted, held illegally and then murdered in cold blood
In the first charge sheet filed by the CBI in 2013, seven Gujarat police officers were named as accused, including IPS officers P P Pandey, D G Vanzara and G L Singhal who are facing charges for kidnapping, murder and conspiracy.

Fighting for justice for his son and others for more than a decade, Pillai made some startling revelations to Outlook in 2016.“I remember a head constable telling me, ‘Just go with the statement that your son was a terrorist and there will be no trouble. If you don’t, we’ll catch a terrorist in Kashmir or somewhere and make him say your son was given a huge sum to eliminate Narendra Modi.’ All I can say is, I believe my son was trapped. His call records were examined and there was evidence he had talked to Vanzara for two minutes. When I went to collect his body,  one of his arms was hacked at the shoulder and hanging by the skin. They were poisoned and then shot,”

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Kirtivasan Ganesan April 16, 2018  

Life has been nasty to Gopinath Pillai.
First his son became muslim to marry a girl of his choice.
Then he lost his son in fake encounter.
Then he too died.
It is all clearly written by you.
Thanks for sharing.