In a big development which is likely to give a major boost to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi`s bid for prime minister`s post, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday gave a clean chit to his close aide Amit Shah in connection with the 2004 fake encounter of Ishrat Jahan and others.
CBI is ascertaining the authenticity of tapes with purported conversations of Gujarat Government officials allegedly discussing ways to help the accused police personnel in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.
Absconding senior Gujarat IPS officer PP Pandey, an accused in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, on Monday made a dramatic appearance on a stretcher in a CBI court, which granted him anticipatory bail till July 31.
Adding a fresh twist to the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, a former Home Ministry official has alleged that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is pressuring him to falsely implicate his seniors in the 2004 shootout case.
CBI is probing "all angles" in the Ishrat Jahan case including the statements of some witnesses claiming knowledge of political conspiracy behind the fake encounter involving the Gujarat Police and the IB.