2004 EN­COUNTER IN GU­JARAT

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THE EN­COUNTER

Ahmed­abad JCP PP Pandey learns on June 14 that a blue car with reg­is­tra­tion no. MH-02 JA 4786 had left Mum­bai for the city

Oc­cu­pants were Ishrat Ja­han, Javed Shaikh and two al­leged Pak fi­day­eens — Am­jad Ali Rana, Zee­shan Jo­har

Po­lice claimed the four were LeT op­er­a­tives who were on a ‘Kill Modi’ mis­sion

Six teams were formed by Guj po­lice and on Air­port Road, around 4am of June 15, fir­ing be­gan, and all four oc­cu­pants of the Indica were killed

IN THE COURT Ujjwal Nikam (UN): Are you aware of any fe­male sui­cide bomber from Let?

David Headley replied he did not know any such woman To an­other ques­tion on Muza­m­mil (Butt, a key LeT op­er­a­tive), Headley said: Zaki Sa­heb once told me about Muza­m­mil’s un­suc­cess­ful op­er­a­tion in In­dia

Headley added: “It was a shootout with the po­lice at some naka in which one fe­male mem­ber of LeT died”

UN: Do you re­mem­ber name? Headley: No

Nikam then sug­gested three names — Noor­je­han Begum, Ishrat Ja­han and Mum­taj Begum

Headley: I think it was the se­cond one, Ishrat Ja­han.

HT FILE

Af­ter the en­counter on June 15, 2004.

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