New Delhi, Feb 13: Rajinder Kumar the former special director of the Intelligence Bureau faced the brunt of the Investigation by the CBI in the Ishrat Jahan case. Kumar during this conversation gives a clear idea of how the case was being manipulated and says that he has even sought through an RTI application disclosures of the correspondence between the then law ministry and the CBI. Read more
There seems to be a twist in the tale in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case. The Home Ministry for the want of evidence has not granted permission to prosecute former Intelligence Bureau official Rajinder Kumar.
The Central Bureau of Investigation which was handed over the case had sought sanction from the Home Ministry to prosecute Kumar, but the same was denied for the want of evidence.
The charge sheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the Ishrat Jahan encounter makes no mention of the Intelligence Bureau official Rajinder Kumar, but states clearly that the encounter was fake.
The CBI’s first charge sheet in the case states that Ishrat and her accomplices were taken into illegal custody days before the encounter and kept in the custody of the Gujarat police. Continue reading “Ishrat- No mention if they were terrorists”
The Central Bureau of Investigation is all set to file its first chargesheet in the controversial Ishrat Jahan encounter case before a court in Ahmedabad today. While many are awaiting to see the contents of the chargesheet, it is expected to be a bit watered down and the CBI says that this would only be the first of the many chargesheets it would file in the case.
The most important aspect of the chargesheet would be not naming Rajinder Kumar, the Intelligence Bureau official as an accused in the case. There would be a reference, but that would be to the extent that he was the one who provided the alert regarding Ishrat and her accomplices. Continue reading “Ishrat- watered down chargesheet today”
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. Continue reading “Ishrat- No Modi, Shah but encounter fake”
The fight between the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will be given a quietus with the latter deciding not to include the name of the IB officer alleged to be involved in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. The move apparently comes in the wake of the Home Ministry of India seeking more time to look into the case relating to the IB officer Rajinder Kumar.
Prima facie, there is no evidence against the IB official according to the Home Ministry. The Home Ministry which is the authority to grant sanction if an IB officer is to be prosecuted had claimed that the evidence on hand is not satisfactory. Continue reading “Ishrat- CBI stand on IB softened?”
The Central Bureau of Investigation is looking to question Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and former home minister of the state, Amit Shah who went by the code names black beard (kaali daadi) and white beard (safed daadi) in connection with the Ishrat Jahan encounter case.
CBI sources tell rediff.com that they are trying to find out ifModi and Shah were aware of the encounter. The CBI has been alleging that a fake alert had been sounded by the Intelligence Bureau and passed on to the Gujarat police who in turn carried the encounter. The CBI feels that the top leadership in the government ie the Chief Minister and then Home Minister may have been informed about this.