Centre using CBI to target Modi: Amit Shah to SC
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 00:53
  
New Delhi: Former Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the Centre had hatched a conspiracy with CBI to target Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his government in false encounter cases.

Appearing before a bench of justices P Sathasivam and B S Chauhan, senior counsel Ram Jethmalani said the central government was targetting Modi due to political reasons and Shah was only a medium through which it could achieve it.

"It is just an illusion to say that CBI is a premier investigating agency. It was initally conceived as an anti-corruption agency but I regret to say that there is conclusive evidence to prove that the agency is subordinate to the political party in power.

"There is evidence to prove that there is a conspiracy between CBI and the central government to target a democratically-elected government that is a thorn to it. The idea is to first target Amit Shah and then fix Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his government," Jethmalani told the apex court.

The senior counsel, appearing for Shah, made the allegations during the arguments on a petition seeking transfer of investigations relating to the alleged fake encounter killing of Tulsiram Prajapati by the Gujarat police to CBI and shift the trial outside Gujarat.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 00:53


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