The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday clarified that it has not registered any Preliminary Enquiry in the investigation of Ishrat Jahan Case.
Earlier in the day, there were reports that CBI had registerd a preliminary enquiry into the audio recording between the Gujarat Chief Minister and top cops in connection with the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.
In a statement issued by the investigating agency, the CBI said: “News Reports are being published /telecast in a section of Media speculating about the registration of a Preliminary Enquiry by CBI in the investigation of Ishrat Jahan Case…It is clarified that no such Preliminary Enquiry has been registered.”
According to reports, an audio recording allegedly on how to derail Ishrat Jahan encounter case has been provided by suspended IPS officer G L Singhal.
The audio recording reportedly is of a conversation that took place a day before a SIT appointed by the Gujarat high court was to submit its report in the case.
On July 3, 2013 CBI had filed its first chargesheet naming seven of Gujarat police officers and claimed that the encounter was fake. The chargesheet had claimed that the encounter was a part of a joint operation by Gujarat police and IB officials including former Special Director Rajinder Kumar.