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GK Pillai in 2013: Don’t think there is any evidence against Ishrat Jahan

GK Pillai recently told Times Now that Ishrat Jahan could have been a cover for the alleged LeT group assigned to assassinate then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 8, 2016 3:17:16 pm
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Former Union Home Secretary G K Pillai, in an interview to Times Now last week, said that the intelligence employed a mole to lure alleged Lashkar-e-Toiba operative Ishrat Jahan and three other associates to Gujarat before being killed in an encounter by the state police.

Pillai said: “I would say that she knew something was wrong… an unmarried Muslim girl would not go with a married person to different places etc, spend nights outside so far and so forth… perhaps she knew something was happening… she could have been a cover.”

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His comments to the TV channel marks a significant change in stance by the former union home secretary. In 2013, speaking to reporters, Pillai said: Don’t think there is any conclusive evidence against her (Ishrat Jahan). Unless there is any proper investigation carried out, we’ll have to give her benefit of doubt To the best of my knowledge, in NIA report there is no mention of Ishrat Jahan.

The video was today put out by news agency ANI.

The Union Government first said in an affidavit to the Gujarat High Court that Ishrat was a Lashkar member. Later, however, the affidavit was changed to exclude information on her background.

With ANI inputs

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