Ishrat Jahan (1985-2004) was a 19-year old girl from Mumbai killed in a fake encounter on 15 June 2004. The staged encounter, allegedly by a team of police led by senior police officer D. G. Vanzara (now jailed), has been called cold-blooded murder by the CBI, investigating the case.

Two former Gujarat police officers stated that Vanzara claimed he had clearance from Modi for the operation. In the run-up to the encounter there is evidence of frequent contact between top BJP officials and officers implicated in the killing. After the killing, Narendra Modi praised the police involved in her killing and branded her a terrorist. However no credible evidence of her involvement with terrorism has ever been produced.

References: Articles on Ishrat Jahan on Kafila and Communalism Watch.