The Home Ministry is likely to deny sanction to CBI to prosecute four Intelligence Bureau officials, including its former Special Director Rajinder Kumar, in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter killing case.
CBI has handed over to Home Ministry the documents sought by it for deciding granting sanction to prosecute four Intelligence Bureau officials in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case.
The Home Ministry had demanded "case diary" and Superintendent of Police`s final report before deciding to give sanction to prosecute the IB officers.
Mention of Godhra riots, Ishrat Jahan and Babri Masjid demolition created uproar in the Lok Sabha Wednesday with MIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi raking up these issues during debate on President`s address.
Home Ministry and CBI are at loggerheads over granting sanction to four Intelligence Bureau officials in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter killing case with the ministry demanding the case diary before the nod can be given and the probe agency deciding to seek legal opinion on the demand.
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain a plea seeking initiation of criminal and contempt proceedings against one of the members of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) which had probed into the 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter case of Gujarat.
CBI today opposed bail application moved by suspended IPS officer D G Vanzara, an accused in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, saying he may tamper with evidence as he is "politically well-connected".
A special CBI court here on Friday issued notices to former Gujarat minister of the state for home, Amit Shah, and former Director General of Police KR Kaushik on a petition seeking to make them accused in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.
Named by the CBI in the Ishrat Jahan “fake” encounter case, former special director of the Intelligence Bureau, Rajinder Kumar, has rubbished the allegations and reiterated his charge that Ishrat and her accomplices were part of a terror module.
CBI has provided to the Law Ministry additional documents and fresh submissions for an opinion on whether sanction is needed to prosecute Intelligence Bureau officers in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case.
The top brass of CBI is analysing the evidence against the Intelligence Bureau officials gathered by the investigation team in the nine-year old Ishrat Jahan encounter killing case to ascertain whether their acts were part of routine duty or a conspiracy.