The Central Bureau of Investigation which will not name Narendra Modi, Amit Shah or Rajinder Kumar in the Ishrat Jahan chargesheet will however seek more time to investigate the matter.
The CBI which had claimed that it had probed the angle pertaining to the above three persons has said in its chargesheet that prima facie they have found no evidence but would probe the matter further. They would seek an option to file a supplementary chargesheet if the need be.
According to the CBI, Ishrat and her accomplices were arrested before the killing. The police wanted to show a major hit and hence carried out the killing in a cold blooded manner the chargesheet to filed on July 4th states.
The CBI managed to construct the conspiracy theory and claim that it was the doing of the Gujarat police. Regarding the IB Input the CBI has stated that the agency had passed on the input based on which the police action was carried out. However there is nothing for now to show that the IB official was part of the conspiracy.
CBI sources say that there is more to the case and as they are time pressed they are submitting a charhesheet now. We will keep the option of an additional chargesheet open as there is more to probe. However for now we have named the officers from the state police and managed to prove that the encounter was a fake one.
Meanwhile, the Home Ministry is studying the case regarding Modi, Shah and Kumar. The Home Ministry has clearly stated that what needs to be probed is the encounter- whether it was fake or not. An IB officer will give inputs, but he is not the one who operationlises it. It would not be fair to name an officer just for providing an input. Had the officer not provided the input and something had gone wrong then he could have been liable for security lapse.