CBI lawyer said Pandey's interrogation was needed to find out the real identities of two of the encounter victims Amjad Ali Rana and Zeeshan Johar.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate HS Khutwad, after the conclusion of arguments, reserved the order, which is likely to be pronounced on August 17.

After the Supreme Court refused him anticipatory bail, Pandey had on Tuesday surrendered before the special CBI court in Ahmedabad and was sent to judicial custody till August 27.

He was Joint Commissioner of Police in Ahmedabad when Mumbai-based Ishrat, Javed Shaikh alias Pranesh Pillai, Rana and Johar were gunned down by allegedly by Crime Branch sleuths on June 15, 2004.


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