MHA to examine files related to Ishrat Jahan case

"We are trying to locate files relating to Ishrat Jahan case. We are yet to get all files as some of these are yet to be traced," a senior Home Ministry official said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: March 8, 2016 3:37 pm
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The Home Ministry is all set to examine files relating to the controversial Ishrat Jahan case after former Home Secretary G K Pillai said ex-Home Minister P Chidambaram had changed an affidavit, which originally described Ishrat and her slain aides as LeT operatives.

“We are trying to locate files relating to Ishrat Jahan case. We are yet to get all files as some of these are yet to be traced,” a senior Home Ministry official said.

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The official said re-look of the Ishrat Jahan files was necessitated following the statement of the former Home Secretary.

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“We are looking at the files keeping in view that new facts have come to light,” he said. Pillai on Sunday claimed that as Home Minister during UPA government, Congress leader Chidambaram had recalled the file a month after the original affidavit, which described Ishrat and her slain aides as LeT operatives, was filed in Supreme Court.

“Only after the affidavit was revised, as directed by the minister, did the file come to me,” Pillai is quoted as saying by a media report.

The then UPA government had submitted two affidavits – one that the four, who were killed in an alleged fake encounter, were terrorists and the second saying there was no conclusive evidence – within two months in 2009.

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    IML sood
    Feb 29, 2016 at 3:23 pm
    See another Cong. Stooge,without knowing anything about HM work.started giving illogical views.The w country except some anti nationals which are rapidly being spotted,wants detailed investigation how a person working as Home Minister of the country could supress the facts in such an important case to frame innocent and could dilute the affidavit to be filled in respect of a terrorist in court of law.How a culprit committing such a grave crime could be allowed to go unpunished now? A mute Q before the people of this Great Country.
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      MyTake
      Feb 29, 2016 at 6:30 pm
      Files to be traced? Gone missing in two years time! The thugs have taken it with them? If files for such important case is in such condition what about the rests?
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        MyTake
        Feb 29, 2016 at 6:38 pm
        Which country got sofisticated mafia working within its border? It was never India of the past. Some how or other this is what has been indigenised (100% ) by India and not any useful technology!
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          ak dev
          Feb 29, 2016 at 3:01 pm
          Rajnath Singh is failed Home minister. Was he sleeping and suddenly wokeup that files realting to Isharat must be examined?
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            Jagdish Saigal
            Feb 29, 2016 at 8:56 pm
            If UPA?s 10 yrs were to be examined honestly under the supervision of the Supreme Court, I will not be surprised if the entire group of Congress leaders are prosecuted.
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