Timeline: Ishrat Jahan shootout

Timeline: Ishrat Jahan shootout

Following is the timeline of the case that has seen families of the deceased fighting for over seven years for justice.

June 15, 2004: Gujarat Police claimed they had killed Jahan and three others on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. They said the four were members of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba on a mission to kill Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
September 2009: Ahmedabad metropolitan magistrate S.P. Tamang calls the shootout fake.

August 2010: Gujarat High Court asks the Supreme Court-appointed special investigation team (SIT) to take up the case.

September 2010: The high court constitutes a new SIT after the Supreme Court's SIT expressed its inability to undertake the probe.

November 2010: The Supreme Court rejects the Gujarat government's plea challenging the high court order to form the new SIT.

December 2010: Three-member SIT begins investigation in the case and starts recording statements of the witnesses, police officials involved.

Nov 21, 2011: SIT tells the Court that the shootout was staged. The court ordered that a fresh complaint needs to be filed against those involved in the fake shootout under Section 302 that covers death penalty for the accused.