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Ishrat Jahan case: BJP claims Cong’s ‘Modi phobia’ as reason behind CBI’s move to question IB

Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) on Tuesday alleged that the growing phobia of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in the  Congress was behind CBI’s  move to question IB in the Ishrat Jahan case.

Leader of Opposition, Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley in his blog said that such misuse of government institutions for political purposes will destroy them. ‘The cost of Modi-phobia will now be paid by intelligence bureau. Its senior officials will be grilled. They will be asked details of their intelligence collection methodologies. They could be questioned on the legalities of the means deployed by them to collectintelligence,’ wrote Jaitley.

The BJP leader maintained it was IB, a central intelligence agency that provided information about the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) module of which Ishrat Jahan was a part. ‘Though 26/11 convict David Headley had also confirmed that she was a LeT operative, the Central government smelt an opportunity in opening the case after her mother filed a PIL’, said Jaitley. The BJP leader lamented that in the process the IB will be asked questions about the authenticity of the intelligence collected.

Maintaining there was negligible evidence against Amit Shah, Jaitley claimed, ‘When the Director of prosecution commented upon inadequacy of the evidence, the file noting shows that senior CBI officials commented that the addition of Amit Shah as an accused was necessary if CBI was to reach the chief minister (Modi).’

‘In all these cases the political leaders targeted were easily released on bail. Regimes are not immortal. I do hope one day a commission of inquiry will investigate the functioning of the CBI, its politicisation and all these above cases,’ wrote Jaitley in his blog.

‘Acting in tandem with government of India, the then banned Lashkar-e-Taiba in its’ fresh incarnation as  Jammat-e-Dawa disowned its earlier owning up of this module and issued an apology to Ishrat family for having called her an LeT cadre,’ wrote Leader of Opposition Rajya Sabha.
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