Amit Shah, Gujarat’s former Home Minister and Narendra Modi’s chief strategist has been given a clean chit by the CBI in the fake Ishrat Jahan encounter case probe. The CBI has given their report with the opinion to a special CBI court. Some evidence in the case are disregarded as unprosecutable evidence, which led to the CBI satisfying itself of Amit Shah’s involvement in the case and submitted its report to the CBI court.
Ishrat Jahan, a 19 year old Mumbai resident and three others were killed in an encounter on 15 June 2004. The encounter was termed fake, and the CBI later registered cases against seven Gujarat policemen including DSP NK Amin. The other officers named in the case are IPS officer G L Singhal, retired DSP J G Parmar, Mehsana Deputy SP Tarun Barot and commando Anaju Chaudhary.
Ishrat and the three others are believed to have been abducted by Amin from Vasad two days ahead and were shot later on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on suspicion that they were plotting to kill Narendra Modi.
DGP Vanzara later has openly stated that the Gujarat state government had been influencing the police on every step. The CBI had quizzed Shah on several occasions about the case. Today, the CBI has declared to the special CBI court that there are no sufficient evidence linking Shah with the killings.