Ishrat: Amit Shah not in CBI chargesheet
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a supplementary chargesheet in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case but it has not named former Gujarat home minister and top Modi aide Amit Shah, clearing him of any role to play in the case, said reports on Thursday. The chargesheet has charged former Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer Rajinder Kumar and some other officers of the department.
Kumar, who recently retired, and three serving IB officers- P Mittal, MK Sinha and Rajiv Wankhede- were charged with abduction, conspiracy to murder, and illegal confinement.
The CBI earlier interrogated Amit Shah in connection with the case.
The federal agency on Spet 23, 2013 quizzed Gujarat Law Minister Pradeep Singh Jadeja.
The CBI on Sept 20, 2013 questioned suspended Indian Police Service (IPS) officer DG Vanzara at the Sabarmati Jail here over his resignation letter in connection with the case.
Vanzara had said in his letter that officers like him were made to suffer in jail even after being "loyal" to the government and blamed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for not helping these cops.
Nineteen-year-old Ishrat was gunned down by the Gujarat Police along with Javed Ghulam Sheikh alias Pranesh Kumar Pillai, Amjad Ali alias Rajkumar Akbar Ali Rana and Jisan Johar Abdul Gani in Ahmedabad on June 15, 2004.
The police alleged that Ishrat and three others were Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants who conspired to assassinate Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
(Posted on 06-02-2014)