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Ishrat Jahan case: Amit Shah not named in CBI chargesheet

CBI sources said they have gathered enough evidence about the role of IB officers in the conspiracy behind the encounter but there are contrary views on whether sanction from home ministry is needed to prosecute special director Rajinder Kumar (now retired), and three other officers P Mittal, MK Sinha and Rajiv Wankhede.

On the question of any role played by Shah in the matter, senior officials of the agency have made it clear that there was no legally tenable evidence on the basis of which he could be named as an accused in the charge sheet. Sources said that Shah’s name had surfaced after one of the main accused, DG Vanzara, claimed that the former minister had ditched him and other police officials who have been booked by the CBI in various encounter cases.

The CBI had recently questioned Shah, the BJP general secretary and the party’s in-charge for Uttar Pradesh, in connection with the Ishrat encounter case. Sources said he was asked about the charges levelled by Vanzara in his resignation letter.
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