CBI ignoring Andhra Pradesh angle in Sohrabuddin case: BJP

Last Updated: Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 18:13

New Delhi: BJP on Sunday accused the CBI of
working in a partisan manner by targeting Gujarat and Madhya
Pradesh, where it has governments, and ignoring the Andhra
Pradesh angle in the Sohrabuddin case as the Congress is in
power in that state.

"Sohrabuddin Sheikh was a terrorist from whose premises
in Indore nearly 300 AK-47s were recovered. He used to operate
an inter-state gang.

"Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat are under CBI radar but the
Andhra Pradesh angle (in the fake encounter case) is not being
investigated at all as Congress is in power there," BJP chief
spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad told PTI.

The Rajya Sabha MP was confident that Gujarat Minister
Amit Shah, arrested today by CBI in the case, would come out
clean, claiming that the case against him was weak.

"Amit Shah has already resigned and will go through the
process of law. But BJP`s allegation of gross misuse of CBI by
the government is too well-known," Prasad said.

"The entire case against Shah is based upon sweeping
investigations by CBI without any legally sustainable
evidence. This motivated investigation would boomerang on the
Congress," Prasad said.

The CBI case against Shah is based on phone intercepts,
which is not admissible as evidence in a court of law, BJP
sources claimed.

Among the senior policemen arrested in the case include
IPS officers from Gujarat, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh cadre.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 18:13

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