New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will file a preliminary chargesheet in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case by Thursday.

It will focus on those who directly participated in the incident and not on the conspiracy behind it, the agency's director, Ranjit Sinha, said on Monday. "We have given an assurance to the Gujarat High Court that we will file the chargesheet by July 4. We will maintain that," Sinha said.

He said the agency had written to the Maharashtra government and the Union Home Ministry to provide more security to officers investigating the shootout case.

Mumbai college girl Ishrat Jahan, Pranesh Gopinath Pilai, Amjad Ali and Jishan Johar were killed by Gujarat Police in an encounter in 2004 near Ahmedabad.


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