In a relief for Narendra Modi`s close aide Amit Shah in the alleged fake encounter case of Ishrat Jahan and three others, a local CBI court today dismissed a plea seeking arraignment of the former Gujarat Home Minister and ex-police commissioner of Ahmedabad KR Kaushik as accused in the case.
Former IB Special Director Rajinder Kumar, accused by CBI of murder in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, was allegedly the brain behind the affidavit filed by Home Ministry declaring the 19-year-old victim a terrorist.
Central Bureau of Investigation director Ranjit Sinha has stoked a controversy with his comment that the UPA government would "have been very happy" if former Gujarat home minister Amit Shah had been named in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.
Former special director of Intelligence Bureau (IB) Rajinder Kumar, who was charged by CBI with murder and criminal conspiracy in Ishrat Jahan encounter case, Friday approached a special court and sought a copy of the supplementary charge sheet.
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.
The Gujarat HC Thursday dismissed a plea of IPS officer Satish Verma, who had assisted CBI in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, seeking recall of its order for fresh probe in three cases of alleged police encounters in Porbandar.