The Ishrat Jahan fake encounter theory is collapsing like ninepins. Today the Ministry of Home Ministry refused to sanction prosecution against former Intelligence Bureau officer, Rajinder Kumar on the ground that there was no evidence.
The Central Bureau of Investigation which was directed to probe into the case by the UPA find itself in a difficult position today. Senior Gujarat police officer Vanzara was granted bail in February 2015 while N K Amin another police official was ordered to be released on bail.
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.