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Tutored witnesses, compromised inquiries, non-existent ‘clean chits’ hallmarks of BJP govt: Sitaram Yechury

"The Ishrat Jahan false encounter case is not an ordinary case. It is connected to some of the biggest political names in the country today," he said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 17, 2016 12:25 am
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Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday reacted to The Indian Express report which revealed Home Ministry official BK Prasad who is heading the Ishrat Jahan probe missing files case, tutoring a witness on what questions he will be asked and the answers that he should give.


 

Here is Sitaram Yechury’s full reaction:

The Ishrat Jahan false encounter case is not an ordinary case. It is connected to some of the biggest political names in the country today. The compromised enquiry by the Home Ministry, after Home Minister’s assurance to parliament, raises serious questions that some big names are being protected by the BJP govt at the Centre.

Tutored witnesses, compromised enquiries, and non-existent ‘clean chits’ are the hallmark of this BJP government. Serious questions are being raised about the delivery of justice under the present regime.

The Malegaon probe by the NIA, which overturned previous investigations done by itself, is yet another pointer in this direction.

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It is hard to expect justice in such an environment when the Home Minister’s personal assurances to the parliament lead to such a situation.

The wires in this case lead straight to the top, and the top leadership of the government must answer whom they are protecting in this false encounter case.

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    anand
    Jun 16, 2016 at 8:27 am
    I really fail to understand why these commie fellows always and invariably side with jihadists?
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      Rajesh
      Jun 16, 2016 at 7:37 am
      Congress and communists are sympathisers of Maoist and terrorists, let us kill their political career by not voting them.
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        Bijan Mohanty
        Jun 16, 2016 at 1:36 pm
        All of them were in all probability murdered in staged encounter.
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          Bijan Mohanty
          Jun 16, 2016 at 1:35 pm
          BJP has failed on every front---Modiji has disappointed the nation, but media is very happy by and large.
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            Venki
            Jun 16, 2016 at 7:22 am
            The inquiry should have been on just the aspects:lt;br/gt;1. Were Ishrat Jahan and her slain friends terrorists? From what information is available in the public domain, it is reasonably certain that they had at least terror links.lt;br/gt;2. Were they planning a terror attack? We don't know and are not likely to be certain since they are all dead.lt;br/gt;3. Were they killed in a staged encounter? In all likelihood, yes. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It does not matter which side of the political spectrum you are on.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Dredging up this case with every change in government is making us look like fools.
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