Congress wants Modi questioned in encounter case
Firing a fresh salvo at BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi,, Monday, the Congress took on the CBI for not questioning the Gujarat CM in Tulsiram Prajapati alleged fake encounter case.
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New Delhi: Firing a fresh salvo at BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi,, Monday, the Congress took on the CBI for not questioning the Gujarat CM in Tulsiram Prajapati alleged fake encounter case.
Addressing a press conference at the Congress headquarters, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal claimed that CBI had strong circumstantial evidence against the Gujarat CM`s office in the Tulsi Prajapati encounter case but the agency had not taken any action in the case. The former union law minister also claimed that Modi`s close aide Amit Shah is an accused in three murder cases.
Sibal said that call records show that a OSD in CM`s office, Parag Shah, was in constant touch with suspend IPS officers DG Vanzara and Rajkumar Pandian and questioned the CBI`s inaction in taking the lead forward. Shah was OSD in Modi`s office between 2003-2008.
When a scribe pointed out that the CBI reports the union home ministry, Sibal snapped back: “The CBI is not in our pocket, it is an independent agency, why didn’t CBI interrogate Parag Shah in the last 8 years?”
Narendra Modi`s office was fully aware of the encounter that happened with respect to Tulsiram Prajapati, he claimed.
Targeting the CBI, Sibal said Parag Shah should have been arrested and Narendra Modi questioned.
Sibal also made serious charges against BJP general secretary and UP in-charge Amit Shah by claiming that he was an accused in three murder cases.
Taunting Modi, Sibal said Amith Shah, an accused in murder cases is leading Modi`s campaign; Modi`s stand on criminal politicians is laughable.
Tulsiram Prajapati was an underworld associate of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and was a witness of Shiekh`s alleged fake encounter in 2005. Prajapati was also gunned down a year later by the police.