New Delhi: Lauding the "independent" judicial system for discharging BJP chief Amit Shah from Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the charge against him was without any basis and it was a "cause of concern" that CBI allowed itself to be misused.
"Without analysing the evidence in detail, the media allowed itself to report as was briefed by CBI. Even a vital noting on the CBI file that the implication of Amit Shah was necessary so that the then Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Narendra Modi could be implicated, was no news for them," he wrote on Facebook.
The Minister said he was relieved at the fact the "independent judicial system" in India has vindicated Shah after hearing the lawyers of the CBI and Sohrabuddin's brother where both opposed the petition for discharge.
"The charge was without any basis. The fact that the CBI allowed itself to be misused is a cause for concern. Since I had analysed the alleged evidence, both during investigation and after the filing of the charge sheet, I was amongst the few voices which had consistently maintained in the past three years that the prosecution of Amit Shah was a case of 'No Evidence'," he wrote.
Giving details of a letter he wrote as the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha to then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2013, Jaitley said the charges were filed against Shah at the behest of the then government.