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Law Min denies legal opinion in Ishrat case

Citing insufficient documents, the law ministry has refused to give legal opinion to the CBI on whether sanction is needed to prosecute Intelligence Bureau officers in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case. The government’s legal arm has told CBI to bring sufficient documents before a legal opinion can be provided on whether prior sanction is required to prosecute Special Director Rajinder Kumar (now retired), and three other officers . CBI had recently approached the law ministry through the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) seeking a legal opinion. It is learnt that when the Law Ministry demanded documents, the CBI informed it that it would share the documents with the Attorney General but cannot give copies as the papers were sensitive in nature.
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