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CBI clean chit to Amit Shah in Ishrat Jahan encounter case

Ahmedabad: The CBI today gave a clean chit to former Gujarat Home Minister and Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah in the alleged fake encounter case of Ishrat Jahan and three others, saying it did

PTI [ Updated: May 07, 2014 17:25 IST ]
cbi clean chit to amit shah in ishrat jahan encounter case
cbi clean chit to amit shah in ishrat jahan encounter case

Ahmedabad: The CBI today gave a clean chit to former Gujarat Home Minister and Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah in the alleged fake encounter case of Ishrat Jahan and three others, saying it did not have sufficient evidence to charge sheet him.


“There is no sufficient evidence against Amit Shah. Hence CBI has not charge sheeted him,” CBI PI Vishwas Kumar Meena said in an affidavit filed before the special CBI court here today.

“It is most respectfully submitted that Shah was not named in the FIR of the case. CBI has also not named him in the charge sheet as an accused,” CBI affidavit said.

Gopinath Pillai, father of the one Javed Sheikh alias Pranesh Pillai who was killed in the encounter had approached the court of special CBI Judge Geeta Gopi to arraign Shah and former Commissioner of Police of the city, K R Kaushik as accused in the encounter case.

Pillai had cited the resignation letter of suspended IPS officer and one of the accused in the Ishrat Jahan case D G Vanzara in his petition.

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