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Ishrat Jahan case: Only jailed accused DSP Amin also gets bail

DSP NK Amin, the only accused left in jail in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, was on Friday granted bail by a special CBI court on grounds of worsening health and parity with co-accused.

“The bail plea is allowed on personal and surety bonds of Rs two lakh each,” special CBI court judge KR Upadhyay said while granting relief to Amin, who is suffering from prostrate cancer.

The CBI court allowed his bail application on medical grounds as he is suffering from prostate cancer and also on parity with co-accused, IPS officers DG Vanzara and PP Pandey, who were granted bail in the case in February.

The court has also accepted the defence argument that it may take a long time for commencement of trial in the case.

The special CBI court has also ordered Amin to submit his passport and not leave India without prior permission.

The court also imposed a condition that Amin will not make any attempt which can hamper the investigation and will also not try to influence any witness associated with the case.

Amin has to appear before the CBI court on every Thursday and he has to remain present during the trial, the court order said.

Amin was the Deputy Superintendent of Police in special branch when the encounter took place on June 15, 2004 in the city outskirts.

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