He superannuated in 2014 while still in jail, but the government appointed him on October 13, 2016 as DSP Western Railway, Vadodara, for a year on contractual terms.
Mumbra-based college girl Ishrat, Javed Shaikh alias Pranesh Pillai, Amjadali Akbarali Rana and Zeeshan Johar were killed in an alleged encounter with Gujarat Police on the outskirts of the city on June 15, 2004.
The city crime branch had then said that those killed in the encounters were Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists who had landed in Gujarat to kill the then chief minister Narendra Modi.
The CBI, which took over the probe from the Gujarat High Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT), had filed the charge sheet in August 2013 saying that the encounter was fake and executed in the joint operation by the city crime branch and Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau.
Source – PTI