Ishrat Encounter: 'CBI Implicating Officers Without Verifying Facts'
The Intelligence Bureau has told the Supreme Court that CBI is implicating its officers without verifying the facts in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter killing case of Gujarat.
It also placed in a sealed envelope secret inputs it had received about terrorist activities of Lashkar-e-Toiba which was trying to eliminate senior BJP leader L K Advani and the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
"Despite full cooperation extended by IB in the course of investigation in this case, CBI seems to have filed a charge sheet in this case implicating four IB officers without fully verifying all the relevant facts," IB said in its affidavit.
The IB also referred to the June 25, 2010 letter received from Legal Attache, posted in the US Embassy in Delhi, mentioning some information about Ishrat Jahan which became available to the FBI officers during the interrogation of David Coleman Headely.
The affidavit assumes significance in view of the second supplementary charge sheet filed by CBI on February 6 naming former IB Special Director Rajinder Kumar and three others for being "involved" in the case.
Other three names are P Mittal, M K Sinha and Rajeev Wankhede.
The IB in its affidavit elaborated the sequences of events that led to the encounter in which 19-year-old Mumbai-based girl Ishrat Jahan, Javed Sheikh alias Pranesh Pillai, Zeeshan Johar and Amjad Ali Rana were killed in a fake encounter in 2004.
In its first charge sheet, CBI had named Gujarat's suspended Deputy Superintendent of Police N K Amin and six other police officers.
The six other police officers include IPS officer G L Singhal, retired DSP J G Parmar, Mehsana Deputy SP Tarun Barot and commando Anaju Chaudhary.
It had alleged that it was a joint operation of state police and Intelligence Bureau. Amin was accused of abducting Ishrat and Sheikh from Vasad two days prior to the killings and firing the shots during the so-called encounter.
The four were gunned down by the Gujarat police on June 15, 2004 on the charge that they were on a mission to eliminate the then Chief Minister Narendra Modi. CBI has claimed all the four were killed in a "fake" encounter.
FROM OUTLOOKUpdateThe CBI is now armed with convincing evidence of Pakistani involvement in the March 1993 Bombay blasts...more from outlook>>>
FROM THE WEBReportageThe CBI has made much of sanctions to prosecute pumore from WEB>>>
FROM WIRESNotwithstanding the rejection by Uttar Pradesh Chimore from WIRES>>>
- Congress Derails RS Proceedings Over Private Member Bill on AP
- Supreme Court Allows Abortion of 24-Week Old Foetus
- Two Killed, 17 Injured in Florida Nightclub Shooting Rampage
- SC Notice to Vijay Mallya on Petition of Consortium of Banks
- Sidhu Blasts BJP, Doesn't Say If He Is Joining AAP
- Chinkara Case: Rajasthan High Court Acquits Salman Khan
- As If Donald Trump Wasn't Enough!
- Daily Curator: Why Cockroach Milk Is Good For You
- Daily Curator: Emergency For Media In Kashmir
- Daily Curator: Oh Non! #NiceAttack
- Has TV News Given Up The Ghost On Kashmir?
- Daily Curator: Gujarat Police Reopens The Ghost of Godhra
- Assam: UPLA Chief Nikunja Kathar Arrested
- Una Incident: Dalit Writer From Gujarat to Return His Award
- Pranab Da Guided Me Like a Guardian: Modi
- Transport Employees Launch Indefinite Strike in Karnataka
- Army Arrests Wanted Terrorist in Assam
- UNSC Mandates Must Recognise Ground Realities: India
- MOST VIEWED
- MOST COMMENTED