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Jaitley writes to PM, says CBI being misused to target Modi

Smelling a rat in the sudden move to indict BJP leaders in several cases in Gujarat, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the government has been misusing investigating agencies like CBI, IB and NIA to settle scores with the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

The BJP leader in his 15-page letter to PM Manmohan Singh alleged that the government has realised that it cannot fight the BJP politically and hence the dirty tricks. ‘Congress cannot fight the BJP and Narendra Modi politically. By misuse of investigative agencies they have so far tried various methods of falsely implicating Modi and his former home minister Amit Shah,’ said Jaitley in his letter.
Jaitley had written the letter on 27 September, but the BJP was silent about it as Singh was on a visit to the US. Prominent examples of misuse of probe agencies by the government that have been cited by Jaitley include the three encounter cases of Sohrabuddin, Tulsi Prajapati and Ishrat Jahan. He also states in his letter that former home minister of Rajasthan Gulab Chand Kataria was arrested in the Prajapati encounter case due to the role played by the investigating agencies.

Referring to the Sohrabuddin case in his letter, Jaitley said: ‘The probable purpose of the CBI in this case was to try and implicate the political establishment of  Gujarat, setting aside the pretence of federal character of India’s governance. The CBI targeted Amit Shah with the ultimate desire of implicating Modi.’
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