IB officer Rajinder Kumar behind affidavit declaring Ishrat a terrorist: CBI

CBI has alleged that Kumar had given inputs to the Home Ministry that Ishrat was a terrorist to prove that the encounter was genuine.

New Delhi | Published:February 9, 2014 8:03 pm
Ishrat Jahan was killed in a fake encounter in 2004. (PTI) Ishrat Jahan was killed in a fake encounter in 2004. (PTI)

Former IB Special Director Rajinder Kumar, accused by CBI of murder in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, was allegedly the brain behind the Home Ministry affidavit in which she was declared as a terrorist.

In its supplementary charge sheet in the encounter case, CBI has alleged that Kumar had given inputs to the Home Ministry that Ishrat was a terrorist to prove that the encounter in which the the 19-year-old victim Mumbai girl was killed along with three others was a genuine one, agency sources said.

The then Under Secretary in the Home Ministry, R V S Mani, gave two affidavits before the Gujarat High Court in less than two months, contradicting opinions on the antecedents of Ishrat, they said.

While the affidavit filed on August 6, 2009 stated that Ishrat and three others were terrorists, in the one filed on September 30, 2009, Mani claimed that there was no conclusive evidence to suggest she was a terrorist.

The agency has alleged that affidavit of August 6, 2009 was a brain child of Kumar who was allegedly apprehensive of his role coming under scrutiny in case a detailed probe is carried out in the encounter, which CBI has termed as fake.

Kumar said he did not want to react to the allegation but will reply to it at an appropriate forum.

“I will reply to them at an appropriate forum as and when it comes.

The process of generation of intelligence can never lead to any criminality. Neither me nor any team member have committed any criminal act by generating the intelligence,” Kumar said.

CBI sources said the supplementary charge sheet, which is also the concluding one in the case unless directed by the competent court, filed by the agency this week does not go into the antecedents of Ishrat.

“Nothing changes the fact that it was a joint counter terror operation of IB and Gujarat Police which was turned into a staged encounter. The antecedents of four victims does not change the fact that it was a fake encounter,” a senior CBI officer said.

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    R
    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:47 pm
    Terrorists put up her photograph on their websites as a SHAHID FOR JEHADIS, Headly named her as a suicide female bomber out to get prominent politicians and she was missing from her home for weeks on end. She was hobnobbing with stanis. Congress Bureau of Investigation is destroying IB to further the aims of UPA. Disband the Congress B of I.
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      R
      Feb 9, 2014 at 3:47 pm
      Terrorists put up her photograph on their websites as a SHAHID FOR JEHADIS, Headly named her as a suicide female bomber out to get prominent politicians and she was missing from her home for weeks on end. She was hobnobbing with stanis. Congress Bureau of Investigation is destroying IB to further the aims of UPA. Disband the Congress B of I.
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        ahmed
        Feb 9, 2014 at 8:03 pm
        Narendra modi- specialist in illegal activities and buying off judges by giving them costly lands as "gift"
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          Brijkhanna
          Feb 9, 2014 at 3:25 pm
          If the inputs received by IB are to be taken into account, then Ishrat Jahan was in close contacts with Terrorist outfits. CBI are unnecessary charging these IB senior Officers just to please their Congress Government bosses. The real motive of the Central Government was to involve Modi and his government to thwart his ascendency on political horizon.
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            Brijkhanna
            Feb 9, 2014 at 3:25 pm
            If the inputs received by IB are to be taken into account, then Ishrat Jahan was in close contacts with Terrorist outfits. CBI are unnecessary charging these IB senior Officers just to please their Congress Government bosses. The real motive of the Central Government was to involve Modi and his government to thwart his ascendency on political horizon.
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              captainjohann
              Feb 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm
              This is not Ishrat jehan encounter alone. There were three others. What was there background? Why should IB creat a false intelligence? What IB gains by this false information. IB only provides the intelligence but the encounter was false or true is another issue to be proved by a court.
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                captainjohann
                Feb 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm
                This is not Ishrat jehan encounter alone. There were three others. What was there background? Why should IB creat a false intelligence? What IB gains by this false information. IB only provides the intelligence but the encounter was false or true is another issue to be proved by a court.
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                  Dharampal Gupta
                  Feb 9, 2014 at 4:31 pm
                  What is going on between the two government agencies responsible for investigation into criminal acts involving security of the country. Will our officers learn to respect the law of the land and work in national interest rather then playing to the gallery.
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                    Dharampal Gupta
                    Feb 9, 2014 at 4:31 pm
                    What is going on between the two government agencies responsible for investigation into criminal acts involving security of the country. Will our officers learn to respect the law of the land and work in national interest rather then playing to the gallery.
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                      Aryan
                      Feb 9, 2014 at 5:10 pm
                      IB director Asif Ibrahim has reportedly stated that the CBI's move to prosecute IB officials in the Ishrat Jahan case would be "disastrous for the morale of IB officers" and would harm the country's internal security.Read more at: :indiatodaytoday/s...
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                        Aryan
                        Feb 9, 2014 at 5:10 pm
                        IB director Asif Ibrahim has reportedly stated that the CBI's move to prosecute IB officials in the Ishrat Jahan case would be "disastrous for the morale of IB officers" and would harm the country's internal security.Read more at: :indiatodaytoday/s...
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                          Aryan
                          Feb 9, 2014 at 5:13 pm
                          In a report more than 100 pages based on the questioning of Mr Headley over seven days, Indian investigators say he disclosed that a senior Lashkar commander named Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi, had told him in 2005 of a terror operation that had failed a few years ago in India- Ishrat Jahan and those igned with her had died.Read more, click the link below:www.ndtv/article/in...
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                            Aryan
                            Feb 9, 2014 at 5:13 pm
                            In a report more than 100 pages based on the questioning of Mr Headley over seven days, Indian investigators say he disclosed that a senior Lashkar commander named Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi, had told him in 2005 of a terror operation that had failed a few years ago in India- Ishrat Jahan and those igned with her had died.Read more, click the link below:www.ndtv/article/in...
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                              Shabih Siddiqui
                              Feb 9, 2014 at 9:22 pm
                              The process of generation of intelligence can never lead to any criminality.An absolutely illogical statement.As one generates information it is open to bias,prejudice and falsification rather than collecting information in a scientific manner with due safe gaurds and without criminal intention.
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                                Kavin Rao
                                Feb 9, 2014 at 3:48 pm
                                The Pink Panther Strikes Again:What the CBI means is that the police and IB Guys get info on movement of a group of terrorists and catch up with them, they should first ask the suspected terrorists to show their ID's. CBI obviously expects these terrorists to show their LET or IM ID Cards. Even thereafter, the Police and IB should not take decisive action to elikinate these terrorists. OMG, now only Mon. Hercule Poirot to save this countrye on BI and IB Sirs, please stop playing power politics lest the world really starts believing of our security apparatus as deserving of Mon Hercule Poirot.
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                                  Kavin Rao
                                  Feb 9, 2014 at 3:48 pm
                                  The Pink Panther Strikes Again:What the CBI means is that the police and IB Guys get info on movement of a group of terrorists and catch up with them, they should first ask the suspected terrorists to show their ID's. CBI obviously expects these terrorists to show their LET or IM ID Cards. Even thereafter, the Police and IB should not take decisive action to elikinate these terrorists. OMG, now only Mon. Hercule Poirot to save this countrye on BI and IB Sirs, please stop playing power politics lest the world really starts believing of our security apparatus as deserving of Mon Hercule Poirot.
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                                    Navin Chaturvedi
                                    Feb 9, 2014 at 7:27 pm
                                    In its desperation to humiliate Modi, Congress is demoralizing and humiliating all security agencies
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                                      Navin Chaturvedi
                                      Feb 9, 2014 at 7:27 pm
                                      In its desperation to humiliate Modi, Congress is demoralizing and humiliating all security agencies
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                                        N.V.Sankaran
                                        Feb 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm
                                        By this action, the CBI has connived with all sorts of anti-India forces, Jehadi terrorists and their supporters to neutralize India's premier investigating agency which is entrusted with the job of informing the country about possible anti-India and terrorists activities. Now, it won't be surprising if the IB does not disclose any information related to the anti-India activities of the Taliban, LeT, JeM, HUJI, SIMI/IM and even Maoists and Naxals for fear of landing themselves in jail. Such a situation would provide a free playing field for all those anti-India activists. Even the CBI is unable to provide any credible and logical reason why the IB officers targeted a 19 year old girl from Thane. Maharashtra, a neo-convert to Islam from Pune and two others who are said to be Kashmiri separatists of stan origin. Did any of those IB offcers have any personal; enmity with them? By endorsing the CBI action, even the Muslim community in India is jeopardizing the safety and security of their own Muslim brothers and sisters along with other innocent Indians of all communities.
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                                          N.V.Sankaran
                                          Feb 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm
                                          By this action, the CBI has connived with all sorts of anti-India forces, Jehadi terrorists and their supporters to neutralize India's premier investigating agency which is entrusted with the job of informing the country about possible anti-India and terrorists activities. Now, it won't be surprising if the IB does not disclose any information related to the anti-India activities of the Taliban, LeT, JeM, HUJI, SIMI/IM and even Maoists and Naxals for fear of landing themselves in jail. Such a situation would provide a free playing field for all those anti-India activists. Even the CBI is unable to provide any credible and logical reason why the IB officers targeted a 19 year old girl from Thane. Maharashtra, a neo-convert to Islam from Pune and two others who are said to be Kashmiri separatists of stan origin. Did any of those IB offcers have any personal; enmity with them? By endorsing the CBI action, even the Muslim community in India is jeopardizing the safety and security of their own Muslim brothers and sisters along with other innocent Indians of all communities.
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                                            super
                                            Feb 10, 2014 at 5:49 am
                                            to please Muslims (for vote bank politics)congress will destroy "IB",RAW,MILITARY,and all Indian defense insutions ...these will lead to chaos in india ....stop congress ....save India..
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