CBI not foolish to fabricate charges against Amit Shah: Congress

Last Updated: Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 21:09

New Delhi: Rejecting BJP`s allegation
that CBI had fabricated charges against former Gujarat
minister Amit Shah, Congress on Sunday said that the probe agency
was not foolish or idiotic to face the wrath of the Supreme
Court by filing a false case.

"Do you think CBI is full of bunch of fools who will
risk their entire career by making false allegations,
non-existing allegations which are going to be examined by the
Supreme Court?" Congress spokesman Abhishek Singhvi told
reporters here countering the BJP`s charges.

"The CBI is not foolish or idiotic to face the wrath
of the Supreme Court by filing a false case," he said adding
the BJP leader was trying to "fool the country" by claiming
that he was being arrested under false allegations.

"Charge sheet is not made overnight. Charge sheet is a
collection of evidence... Here, in over five-six months of
investigation the CBI has got enough evidence against Amit
Shah," Singhvi said.

He claimed there have been attempts to delay the
course of law and said, "The law will take its own course.
There have been attempts to delay that course and obstruct
it."

Another Congress spokesman Shakeel Ahmed said after
Shah, Chief Minister Narendra Modi should be prepared to face
some "uncomfortable" questions in the case.

He claimed the BJP was "nervous" with the developments
in the Supreme Court-monitored probe in the case and was using
pressure tactics to block the probe.

"Shah was only a Minister of State for Home. The
transfers of many IPS officers in the state were made by
Narendra Modi. It is our understanding that these
uncomfortable questions will be asked... Modi will have to
answer them," Ahmed said.

"BJP is nervous and afraid that the investigation may
go beyond Amit Shah and, hence, are using pressure tactics to
block further investigation into the case," Ahmed claimed.

The CBI on Sunday arrested Shah in the sensational case
when he appeared before the agency for questioning in
Ahmedabad after evading CBI for four days.

Ahmed said law will take its own course in the matter
and added "it is unfortunate that the BJP was trying to defend
a cold blooded murder (of Sohrabuddin)."

The Congress spokesman said Shah had no option but to
appear before the CBI as there was no possibility of any court
granting him anticipatory bail in the case.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 21:09

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