New Delhi, Apr 23: Suspended Aam Aadmi Party councillor, Tahir Hussain has been booked under the anti-terror law in connection with the murder of Intelligence Bureau staffer, Ankit Sharma. He has been charged under the stringent provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
It may be recalled that he was arrested in connection with the murder of Sharma last month. The police has accused Hussain of rioting, murder and arson during the deadly riots that broke out in Northeast Delhi in February.
New Delhi, Nov 25: This year the big news on the 26/11 front was the deposition made by David Headley before a Mumbai court through video conferencing. Although there was nothing new in what Headley said, he did hit the headlines by speaking about the very controversial Isharat Jahan case. Read more
New Delhi, June 17: The Home Ministry houses in the North Block houses the most sensitive files. The Intelligence Bureau in a report to the Home Ministry has said that new rules will have to be set up to prevent officers from taking files home.
Two cases- Ishrat Jahan and Anand Joshi have become talking points today. Prevent officers from taking files: IB
New Delhi, June 16: The one man committee which probed the missing papers relating to the Ishrat Jahan case has not recommended punitive action against anyone.
The report which only mentions the date the papers went missing has also not named anyone in the report that was submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday.
The report states that the papers went missing or may have been removed intentionally or unintentionally between September 18 and 28 2009.
New Delhi, Mar 3: There have been a series of allegations and counter allegations over the Ishrat Jahan issue. What is actually surprising is that the government of India in 2009 decided to file two affidavits in a span of one month which ran totally contrary to each other.
There are questions that come to one’s mind about the manner in which the government handled this issue. Why was all the focus on the Ishrat Jahan case in which people tried to term the encounter as fake.
Why was a similar noise not raised when two persons from the same module were killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir.
New Delhi, Mar 2: It is over to the judiciary and the Home Ministry of India now. With it becoming clear that the UPA was on a witch hunt where the Ishrat Jahan encounter was concerned, it is time to set the narrative straight.
A lot would depend on both the judiciary and the Home Ministry now.
The ghost of Afzal Guru has returned and it has become a major issue. The man convicted by the Supreme Court after being held guilty in the Parliament attack case was hanged at the Tihar jail and strangely enough a section of the people have decided to celebrate his martyrdom.
What is even more surprising is a remark by the former Home Minister of India, P Chidambaram who says that there are doubts over Afzal Guru’s role in the Parliament attack. He cannot say that he took a particular view when he was in government as he could not question the court and take another after he stepped down as Minister says former Home Secretary of India, G K Pillai. In this interview with OneIndia, Pillai bares all the facts and why he decided to come out in the open and speak about the Ishrat Jahan case.
New Delhi, Feb 29: Ever since David Headley stated before a court in Mumbai that Ishrat Jahan was a Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative, there have been a spate of statements on this issue.
The statements made by former Home Secretary G K Pillai are not only mind boggling, but also shows the mindset of the previous government who appeared hell bent on trying to prove that the encounter in which Ishrat and three others were killed at Gujarat was fake.
New Delhi, Feb 26: When Ishrat Jahan was killed in an encounter, there was a raging debate on whether the operation was genuine or not. There were allegations hurled at the Intelligence Bureau and also the Gujarat police.
In this encounter which took place in Gujarat on June 15 2004 along with Ishrat there were three others too who were shot dead- Pranesh Pillai, Amjad Ali Rana and Zeeshan Johar.