BJP’s clean chit to Kataria: ‘CBI acted at behest of Cong’

BJP indicated it would take CBI to task legally for its different fictional theories.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 16, 2013 1:28:52 am

Alleging that the CBI acted at the behest of the ruling Congress to implicate its Rajasthan leader Gulab Chand Kataria in Sohrabuddin encounter case,the BJP Wednesday said the “conspiracy theory” weaved by the CBI was a “new fictional story” that was at variance with its earlier “conspiracy theory” used to implicate former Gujarat minister Amit Shah in the same case.

The BJP indicated it would take the CBI to task legally for its different “fictional theories” to implicate its leaders. “This case is being pursued by the CBI with the intention of implicating senior BJP leaders at the behest of the Congress party,” said a BJP statement.

“CBI had chargesheeted Amit Shah. When the matter was argued in court it turned out to be a case of negligible or no evidence. The fictional story of conspiracy against Amit Shah which had been created did not hold together,a new fictional story has now been concocted. It appears the CBI’s case of conspiracy has more than one version,” it said.

“First,they went after Amit Shah with a conspiracy theory that it (the encounter) was an extortion related case. Now,they have changed the conspiracy version and a new case has been made that Kataria acted at behest of the marble lobby and conspired with Amit Shah. After reading the chargesheet,the falsehood is apparent,” senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley told a press conference,which was also attended by BJP chief Rajnath Singh and the party’s Rajasthan chief Vasundhara Raje.

All three gave a clean chit to Kataria and resolved to stand with him to fight the Congress and the CBI. Jaitley announced that Kataria will continue to remain the leader of opposition in Rajasthan.

To substantiate his claim that the CBI was acting with political motivation,Jaitley quoted from CBI records to allege it had gone after Amit Shah hoping it has the “potential” in respect to Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Jaitley also cited the case of Rajasthan BJP leader Rajendra Rathore and alleged that he was framed in a separate alleged fake encounter case for political considerations despite suggestions against it made by Attorney General Goolam Vahanvati.

Jaitley quoted from the Attorney General’s opinion suggesting CBI that “more evidence should be collected of the alleged involvement of Rajendra Singh Rathore” before it may be considered “whether he should be joined as an accused or not”.

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