New Delhi: The CBI on Wednesday told a CBI court that it did not have sufficient evidence against BJP leader and close aide of Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.
The CBI was replying to a plea filed by Gopinath Pillai, the father of one of the victims in the case.
Pillai had sought that Shah and former DGP KR Kaushik be added as accused in the case.
CBI in its reply said that Kaushik was a witness in the case.
Ishrat, Javed Shaikh alias Pranesh Pillai, Amjadali Akbarali Rana and Zeeshan Johar were killed in an encounter allegedly with Gujarat Police on the city outskirts on June 15, 2004.
Police had then claimed the four were terrorists on a mission to kill Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
However, according to the CBI 's charge sheet filed in July, the encounter, a joint operation by Gujarat Police and Intelligence Bureau, was stage-managed.
Seven Gujarat policemen, including Pandey, have been named as accused and charged with murder and criminal conspiracy, among others.