New Delhi: In a major relief to BJP, CBI has scotched speculation about Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi's involvement in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.
CBI officials said it had no evidence against Modi, who has been in the line of fire after ex-MoS home Amit Shah was arrested, reports Times of India.
Fingers were raised against the CM, who allegedly had ordered the transfer of some Gujarat senior police officers, reportedly to derail the probe in the fake encounter that took place in 2005.
CBI officials claimed that Modi's decision to transfer police officials during the probe could not be contested. They argued that since he was not only the CM but also the home minister, it was well within his jurisdiction to transfer police officials in the state.
"It would have not been possible to quiz Modi regarding the transfer of the police officers in his state. Besides, nobody has testified against him so far," said a senior CBI official.
Modi, who has been Gujarat CM since 2002, has slammed the CBI, branding it as a "Congress's extended arm".
Earlier, Modi was questioned in March for nine hours by a special investigation team, which is probing into the Gulbarg Society massacre of 2002.