The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday alleged that the CBI was “changing its stand” and “weakening” the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case in which BJP president Amit Shah is one of the accused. The BJP hit back, saying it “will not respond to meaningless allegations”.
Addressing a press conference, AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Ashish Khetan alleged the CBI was presenting “an extremely weak case” to give Shah “an escape route”.
Yadav said the CBI had not yet appointed a special public prosecutor in the case which reflected the “seriousness” of the agency.
Reacting to AAP’s allegations, BJP vice-president and Delhi in-charge Prabhat Jha said, “There is no need to respond to such meaningless allegations. Before levelling allegations against Amit Shah, the Aam Aadmi Party should look at itself.”
AAP spokesperson Ashutosh criticised distribution of compensation cheques by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to the kin of those killed in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, calling it “politically motivated” ahead of Assembly elections in Delhi.