Ishrat case: Former official says he was forced to sign a second affidavit

ishratm 11Former Under-Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs RVS Mani said he was forced to sign a second affidavit  of the controversial Ishtat Jehan encounter case. In fact there is no need for a second affidavit and the then Home secretary has also said it was not drafted at his level, he added.

“I filed the first affidavit approved by the Home Ministry and the then Law Secretary.

“As per conduct rules, once an order is received on a file, I have to execute it. That’s why I signed the second affidavit.he said in an interview.

Congress had to give a lot of explaining when former Home Secretary GK Pillai disclosed that his boss and former Home Minister P Chidambaram had changed an affidavit which described Jahan and her aides as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives.

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